In spring, enormous, frilly, exceedingly fragrant, rather daffodil-like flowers open in spring over compact lumps of attractive, flat, blue-grey leaves. Found very rarely in the wild and mainly growing in sand on Mediterranean beaches, these plants will thrive in a sheltered, well-drained, sandy soil in a UK garden, but are better enjoyed in a large pot. One of the world's most spectacular flowers, this gorgeous plant is classed as endangered, and as thus, is protected and must not be picked in the wild. These rarely-offered seeds were collected from cultivated plants.
Sow at any time of the year into a well-drained gritty/sandy compost about 5-10 mm deep. Sow the seed as supplied and try not to harm the black seed capsule. Keep the pot moist between 10 and 20 degrees C in a well-lit position. Seeds should germinate within 2 to 6 weeks but may take much longer. Pot on small seedlings into 3 inch pots and finally into a large pot or outside in warmer countries. They do best in very well-drained conditions as in the wild they live in almost pure sand.
Common name:Sea daffodil, Sea lily, Sand Daffodil, Sand Lily, Lily of St. Nicholas. In Catalan: Assutzena d'arenal, Lliri d'arenal or Lliri de mar. In Spanish: Azucena marina, Nardo marino or Amor mio.
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:6 large (Approx)