Initially having a slender, goblet-shaped profile, the lavender-purple flowers become more open as they age, which then reveals their glowing white eye. An excellent addition to the spring border where they will not only add rich colour, but height and structure too.
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