Thick candles of hundreds of five-petalled, stemless white flowers bloom from April to May above clumps of long thin leaves which erupt from the base of a thickened stock. These seldom-seen, tender-looking plants are found in Greece, Turkey and the Caucasus, and can actually withstand -17C!
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.
Common name:Asphodeline parviflora
Packet Content:10 (Approx)