In spring large heads of pinkish-lilac flowers open on this vigorous plant which is one of the most commonly grown Californian species, where in the wild it grows in moist grasslands. As a landscape bulb as it multiplies rapidly, making colourful spring drifts.
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.
Packet Content:15 (Approx)