To 45 cms. Evergreen, resembling a Solomon’s Seal, but with snakes-skin patterns on the stem. Dark green foliage. Pendulous lemon-scented, pale greenish-yellow flowers early summer. Ground cover. Semi-shade, moist and well drained soil.
COLLECT LATE SEPT TO SUMMER. Large 5 to 6 year old bulbs in large round pots. Whorls of shiny green leaves. Up to 4 semi pendant flowers in dark purply/black shades. Similar interior colour but lacquered. Slight shade, humus rich soil. Keep moist even after flowering. Autumn/Winter dormant.
(Jewels of Spring). To 10 cms. Very pretty open bowl shaped lavender blue flowers to 2.5 cms across, each with 6-7 sepals are borne in spring, mainly before the leaves. May have a second flowering late summer/autumn. Slow growing hardy perennial. Grow in humus rich, moist but well drained soil in partial shade. Suits a rockery. alpine or woodland garden. Winter dormant.
White blooms speckled with violet in spring. Tolerates sun in the south, suitable for part/full shade. Self seeds. Leaves and flowers edible. Winter dormant.