- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/6
When in bud, and only the red outermost edges of the petals can be seen, the flowers resemble flaming tapers. Then, when the flowers start to open, white becomes the most predominent colour, so when in full bloom (and viewed from above, they look like glowing stars. A very pretty addition to the spring garden, they are relatively compact, so will also do well in pots.
- Garden care: In 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