This is a fully hardy herbaceous perennial spring blooming bulb with white flowers in early Spring and mid Spring. It has narrowly strap-shaped leaves and umbels of bell-shaped white, rarely pink flowers, around 2cm in width with each tepal often tipped with green. The leaves are green and tall (similar to daffodil leaves) in Spring. This is an erect plant and has a clump forming growth form.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.
Plant dry bulbs, 8 to 10cm deep, in autumn, in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, reliably moist soil in full sun.
Propagate by offsets after the leaves have died down
No pruning required
Susceptible to slugs andnarcissus bulb fly
Generally disease free
Cottage informal garden, flower border and bed, wild flower garden and woodland margin.