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Bessera Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their striking, brightly coloured flowers.

Propagation

Seed in spring.

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