Called a perennial, but best treated as a biennial.
Flowers white, July and August.
A plant seldom seen in English gardens, and one
that is more than a little uncertain in its character.
It forms a ground-tuft of reddish-green leaves
and throws up thin rather bare stems, from which
droop the flowers, grey-white in colour with golden
anthers, much reflexed like a Turk’s
Cap lily, and about two and a half inches
It should be raised from seed sown in light
soil in pans or boxes about July; some of the
seedlings may be potted and kept under frame till
Spring; others may be pricked out and left in
the open air. It is quite possible that the former
may perish during the winter, while the latter
A considerable proportion of losses must be expected;
and when the flowers are over the plants may –
in ordinary latitudes, at least – be pulled
The soil should be light and good, and the position
airy and open to the sun.