This beautiful Autumn-blooming tuberous-rooted plant is a native of our sister republic, Mexico, and thrives well in our warmer valleys and in sheltered situations in the coast counties. It prefers a sandy loam generously enriched, which should be well-cultivated by the soil being stirred and the surface hoed after each watering. Plant the tubers twelve inches apart, in early Spring, about one inch of soil covering the bulbs. They are much used in planting in clumps in flower-borders and shrubberies.

Propagate in Winter by dividing the bulbs.