Bessera genus. This genus consists of one or two species. The summer flowering bulbs are small and the basal leaves are long and thin. The tall flowering scape terminates in an umbel of very long-stalked, pendent 6-petalled, red to purplish flowers with green veining and protruding purple stamens. They are half hardy, and will need an open sunny situation and well drained soil. Propagation is by seeds in the spring.
Grown for their striking, brightly coloured flowers.
Seed in spring.
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