Sternbergia clusiana is a small shrub, 2-5 ft in height, native to Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and Iran. Blooms in mid to late autumn, Sternbergia clusiana produces bright yellow-orange flowers on upright stems that are held above the foliage. It is a hardy plant and is cold tolerant, making it a great choice for growing in USDA zones 9-11.
When planted in full sun and provided with moderate water, Sternbergia clusiana will grow quickly and reward you with an array of dazzling winter blooms. In colder conditions, however, it should be planted in a pot and brought indoors during the winter for protection. To promote growth for the upcoming season, ensure that soil is kept moist and sandy. Pruning the dead vegetation from the previous season can help to foster new growth. Enjoy your Sternbergia in a patio pot or when planted in a cold region, such as USDA Zones 9-11. Plant in a sunny locale and provide ample water, and expect dazzling color just in time for the cooler weather!