This protected flower has never been domesticated. In 2017 we at “Dam Hamaccabim” (Hebrew for Blood of the Maccabees) worked together with local experts at the Seeds of Zion nursery to sow the seeds for the first field of its kind in Israel where this rare flower would once again bloom in our land. Our project was fraught with challenges on every front, as we were intending not only to grow these wildflowers in hothouses, but to accelerate their natural blossoming time by three months so that the flowers would be ready for distribution, here and abroad, in time for Israel’s Memorial Day. By 2019 our efforts had born fruits and we were ready to launch our pilot promotion! These flowers require constant care and nurturing, and we are continuously monitoring and documenting the growth and the development of this mysterious flower.
Our success guarantees the preservation of this flower. Her seeds will now forever be blowing in the wind and our landscape will be all the richer for it.