Flowering bulb perennial (0.2m x 0.1m) from the Mediterranean region. Deep green strap-like leaves forming clumps. Single spikes of fragrant waxy flowers in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet or yellow. Useful for colour display, planted in groups, drifts or containers. Plant bulbs in autumn at two to three times their own depth. Prefers full sun to light shade in fertile well drained soil. Bulbs can be lifted and divided in late summer.