This cute little South American bulb was and still is sold around the traps as I. ‘Rolf Fiedler’ but has at last been given a species name. It has more substantial and bluer flowers than the more commonly offered I. uniflorum forms and so is a worthy quick growing sun loving bulb for late winter spring flowers. It will quickly build into good clumps and rarely grows above 15cms. tall making it an ideal companion for small daffodils and the like. I have it in tubes for $6.50 from mid winter to late spring each year.
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