Cone-shaped flowers of pure, brightest citron-yellow open on short stems, above thick, glaucous green-grey foliage, in March. This rarely seen or offered endemic from a small area in southern Greece, is easy to grow and is excellent in a pot, but hardy enough for outside in a well drained sunny spot, where it never fails to make a good display. Very few seeds collected.
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:Cone fritillary
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:8 (Approx)