Compact heads of striped, elongated buds open to produce lovely yellow star-flowers, each one attractively marked with a central brown strip. This pretty flower is native to northern and central California and south western Oregon, where it can be found in coastal and inland coniferous forests and other habitat.
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.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial