One of the world's most exotic and beautiful flowers, this rare Peruvian gem bears heads of waxy tubular pink-red flowers with green and white mouths. These open in May and June and sometimes in the autumn as well, above sprays of exotic deciduous foliage with white midribs. Best grown in a pot unless in frost-free conditions, and kept dry and cool during the winter, with water from spring to autumn.
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. Do not allow to freeze!
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial
Packet Content:5 (Approx)