Several tall, slightly twining stems are made from each small corm (once established) and these stems are crowned with a loose cluster of elongated hanging tubular bells.
Each pendant 3cm bloom is a brilliant, vivid, shiny scarlet with a reflexed collar around the green mouth which itself surrounds cream anthers.
In the wild this is hummingbird pollinated which must complete its status as one of the miracles of the bulb world.
Sharply drained, load-based soil in a sunny position,preferably with something close that the tall, thin stems can gain a little support from, to get their best display. Dry in summer from flowering time on and will tolerate dryness as late as December.