- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
Classic egg-shaped blooms open to form generous cups of colour, with hints of red, magenta, orange and yellow all blended into one. This means it can be used to partner solid blocks of any of those shades, but it will also look stunning with richer purples and near black - or even with its polar opposite on the colour wheel, blue.
- Garden care: From September to December, plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy