Fairy lantern Overview
Genus of over 70 species originating from North America. They are herbaceous perennials that grow from bulbs and produce showy, tulip-like flowers with hairs and complex patterned markings in contrasting colours on the inside. They are unusual and unique flowers. This genus is distinct in that the petals are generally different sizes to the sepals. Flower colours include pink, purple, white, yellow, blue-tinged and various streaked shades. Species in this genus are distinguished by small differences in their petal hairs and nectaries by the petal bases.
How to propagate Fairy lantern
You can propagate by seeds or bulbs, the spring-flowering species in the autumn and the summer-flowering species in the spring.
Other uses of Fairy lantern
Grown for their spring and summer flowers.