Strong spikes of large, flared, china-blue, outwards-facing bells arise on this choice, early summer-flowering lily-relative. It can make an impressive clump in a well-drained bed, and is especially suited to life in a large container which, in two or three years, it will fill with bulbs.
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.