Spikes of richly-coloured, soft yellow-orange to tangerine turkscap flowers open on shortish crystal-frosted stems in July. This beauty is easily grown in a well-drained, but always moist, humus-rich soil in light shade or full sun. A justifiably popular native of former Yugoslavia and the Slovenian Alps, it makes a superb addition to the collection we offer.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, 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 pot 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:10 (Approx)