- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil or in loam-based compost, such as John Innes no2, with additional leaf mould and sharp sand
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: September to November
- Other features: showy, scented flowers
- Hardiness: frost hardy
A gorgeous autumn-flowering bulb producing long purple or purple-green stems topped with massive funnel-shaped, scented pink flowers. The long fleshy, strap-like leaves are produced after flowering. It looks lovely when grown in pots on the patio, or in milder climates in the middle of a warm, sunny border.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs just below the soil in spring or late summer. During the growing season water frequently and feed every month with a balanced liquid fertiliser, keep dry over winter.
- Harmful if eaten
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