Thick-petalled, scented, yellow-orange flowers, with chestnut-coloured spotting towards the centre, are produced in cartwheel-whorls up the stem, the individual petals being recurved rather than reflexed. This very decorative and attractive species is known from only a very few scattered locations in Korea and China. Very few good seeds collected.
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:5 good seeds (Approx)