This species prefers a well-drained, sunny site.
Native to Central Asia, which includes what we refer to as “Stan Corner” (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), and Xinjiang an “autonomous” region in western China.
Flowers in very late spring and lasts about 2-3 weeks; 20cm tall with small multi-flowered umbels; reproduces by annual daughter bulb replacement and seed and requires a warm tolerates summer drought but requires moisture during growing season.
Kew Gardens has a record indicating that this species was collected by Dr. Nathaniel Wallich in Nepal in 1821.
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