- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
Holding a well-deserved AGM, this stylish little number will not only draw the eye when it's in bloom, but it's also a reliable performer that's noted for its red and gold flowers, which last well in the border or vase. Plant en-masse in a single block for a truly dazzling diplay, or tie it in with solid gold or red tulips - ideally ones with a contrasting silhouette.
- 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