Mediterranean and middle eastern bulbs, which have been further spread by man as far as China. In the UK a simple understanding of their needs makes flowering much more likely.
Despite the fact that their roots die away in the summer they do not like transplanting, so after planting, it is best to leave then alone.
Sternbergia like a well-drained rich, fertile soil with a deep root-run. They also seem to be one of the few bulbs that actually do have a preference for a limey soil. They adore sun and are ideal in a warm site, such as is found at the base of a south-facing wall where they can dry out in summer. They also do well in a bulb frame or a greenhouse bed, but try to leave them alone.
All of our bulbs are nursery grown and propagated in cultivation, none are wild dug.
Order (early) from Autumn list only, seldom available after late September.