Strong, vigorous plants open thick-petalled, deep purple flowers early in the year on thin, wiry stems which erupt from compact tufts of thin leaves. Looking remarkably like a crocus, these fabulously coloured plants have a strong constitution, and are ideal in a sunny spot with fertile soil and good drainage, or in a container where they will bulk up reliably.
Sow seeds at any time covering them very thinly with compost or grit, and leaving some of the seed showing, as light can initiate germination, just as in the wild, and leave in a well-lit, warm spot. Sometimes, artificial heat may not be needed, and may prevent germination, as some species will only germinate in the spring after being chilled in the moist seed tray. Grow on in sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)