This clump-forming, bulbous perennial has fragrant, nodding white flowers measuring 2.5cm long that appear in winter, these have attractive inner petals marked with green. It's leaves are distinctively folded and are dark grey-green in colour. It has a compact and erect growth habit, typically growing to around 20cm in height.
Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements
Divide clumps when 'In the green' and replant straight away for the best results.
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
This low maintenance perennial can be planted in beds and borders under deciduous trees or shrubs or in pots and containers for late winter displays. It can be naturalised through grass in wildflower areas.
Can be attacked by slugs and narcissus bulb fly, it can also suffer from grey mould.