A haze of starry, pure white lily flowers, with prominent yellow anthers, opens from June through August, over tidy, firm, basal foliage that is handsome in its own right. This species is widespread in Central Asia and Russia. It is a visual delight on sunny days when the reflexed white flowers open fully.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, 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 pot 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.