'Glory of the Snow'. This is an easily grown genus from the middle east, extending west as far as Crete. Comprising of of 6 or 7 species, valuable for early spring colour especially in cold gardens.
They are relatively undemanding as to soil type but do appreciate cool, moist soils that do not become hot and dry in the summer. These are cool, mountain-top plants which grow and flower at the edge of melting snow and should be treated accordingly, they are not lowland Mediterranean species and will do better without a hot dry "bake" in the summer.
Order from Autumn list only.