Long bells of deep red-bronze are freckled in gold and have the tips of the petals are turned back. The inside of the flower is golden with burnished brown markings. This lovely stout-stemmed hardy species does best outside in the garden where it prefers humus-enriched soils 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