Sumptuous, cup-shaped, beautifully chequered bright violet blooms with a central white star are lightly scented when they flower in early autumn, when they will make a magnificent early display with no special treatment. Very rarely seen or offered, it is not well known in cultivation, but has a wide distribution in the Mediterranean region from Sardinia, through Greece to Western Turkey.
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 bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)