Lovely native species of Iran carrying early spires of porcelain blue flowers each one like a tiny opalescent pearl, flaring at the mouth, rather than being pinched in, and delicately crimped around its edge. Rare offering.
Spring flowers of the palest milky-blue over lush, bright green strappy foliage. A very rare listing of this very local plant known from only a few isolated stations in the Mani Peninsula in Southern Greece.
As the name implies a squill with one large leaf but with a lovely cluster of 3-15 violet-blue flowers borne in a loose raceme on a 25cm stem. A lovely addition to this tribe and makes a fine showing in the garden.
Sternbergia candida is rare species endemic to western Turkey where it is found on morth facing slopes, Crystalline pure white flowers scented of Freesia appear in Spring together with long grey leaves.
This is the very rare deep gentian-blue form of the Chilean Crocus without the white throat. Thought to be extinct in its native habitat, but recently some small populations have been found. A collector’s item and an exclusive offering.
Soft, pale yellow flowers with pink staining towards the tip on medium stems. Awful name! Most likely placed under the wrong species and Richard Wilford, author of Tulips, species and hybrids considers it closest to the legendary T.
Enormous, showy flowers of clear, bright crimson-scarlet with a brilliant sheen on the inner surface of the petals. Its black basal blotch is margined with yellow. A stunning species from Iran with broad, wavy-edged glaucous leaves.
Elegant sulphur white flowers inside and out with a yellow edged black centre; an extremely beautiful and highly functional colour which blends with just about anything else in the garden. Has the handsome grey foliage typical of its race.