A native of Mexico, this superb plant actually grows in wet meadows, being dormant in winter and flowering with flamboyant, three-petalled flowers which are delicately marked in the centres, in the summer. This diminutive gem from Chiapas will do best grown in a pot in the alpine house, or alternatively in a warm rockery or scree.
For best results, sow seeds in good light at any time onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 2 and 6 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.
Common name:Chiapa's Shell Flower
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:8 (Approx)