Tall spikes of starry white flowers open in early summer above strong basal rosettes of strap-like leaves. Frost hardy but prefers to live in a well-drained position.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.
Common name:Pyramidal Star of Bethlehem