Small, dormant bulbs with no onion smell. February 2003
Native to Texas and Mexico..I had never grown these till now!
Flowers are nodding. Grow in pots set at a height to enjoy the surprise white stripes on petal undersides.
buds about to open--the foliage you see is actually another plant in the back of this one and not Bessera elegans
Blooming July 27th in Raleigh, NC
A striking species, here in blossom near Rome in October