Magnificent red flowers make a big statement when they appear in mid-spring. They look superb when mixed with hot colours like orange and yellow, but to create contrast, plant them with rich purples.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: April - May
BULB SIZE: 10/11
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.