This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A beautiful Californian bulbous plant, better known perhaps as Brodioea coccinea. It has drooping umbels of deep-red and bright-green tubular flowers. Best increased by offsets if obtainable. Seeds produce flowering plants in three or four years.