This beautiful, delicate bulbous plant from the southern California Coast produces clusters of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers in late spring. It is happy in clay soil, winter moisture and summer drought and mixes easily with other drought-tolerant plants growing in full sun.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Half hardy bulb