This miniature species has flowers with broad petals arranged in sideways-facing clusters of chrome-yellow over thin grassy leaves. Its big attraction though is the overpoweringly strong scent. It prefers a sunny site with good drainage.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, 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 tray 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 perennial, Hardy bulb