A rare and choice plant with narrow leaves and thin stems carrying pale lime green bells, with a musky perfume, chequered all over in darker green or in pink-flesh-purple tones, and with the edges of the petals picked out in red-brown. The flowering period extends from April to June. In the wild it comes from South-east France and north western Italy, where it thrives in scrub, open woods and rough grassy places in the foothills at about 1000m.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)