These unusual plants flower without a leaf, displaying blue-violet flowers with yellow-orange nectar guides on the outer tepals. They will do best in a warm scree or rock garden, or even better in a pot where they will have perfect drainage and somewhere sheltered where you can enjoy them!
Seeds may be sown at any time of the year onto a well-drained compost and covered about 5-10 mm deeply. Keep the pot moist at a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees C in a well-lit position. Seeds should germinate within 2 to 6 weeks but may take much longer so do not discard the seed tray. Pot on small seedlings into 3 inch or 7cm pots until of a size suitable for final planting into a large pot or outside in warmer countries.
Common name:Blou Tulp
Classification:Half hardy perennial, Half hardy bulb