Splendidly fragrant cream coloured flowers, tinged with greenish yellow at the centre, are displayed on upright stems emerging from dusky-green fleshy foliage. A sweet almond-like fragrance emanates from the flower at evening time on this distant relative of the onion family, which will make a good addition to a rockery, or can be displayed perfectly in a good terracotta pot, where it will be happy in a conservatory or cold greenhouse. For best results keep the plant moist during spring summer but allow it dry out a little over winter.
Sow seeds at any time covering them very thinly with compost or grit, and leaving some of the seed showing, as light can initiate germination, just as in the wild, and leave in a well-lit, warm spot. Sometimes, artificial heat may not be needed, and may prevent germination, as some species will only germinate in the spring after being chilled in the moist seed tray. Grow on in sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground.
Classification:Half hardy bulb
Packet Content:20 (Approx)