I ordered a package of acidanthera corms to plant in the garden this past spring. Tiny little bulbs, you can’t imagine how they will produce such lovely flowers.
They have tall green spikes, with strappy leaves, much like gladiolus. These white flowers open in sequence, up the stem,
and they have a wonderful fragrance.
The centre of each flower has this purplish-brownish star, a lovely accent.
Acidanthera are not winter hardy here. I’ll have to dig them up, but they are pretty easy to keep in a box and easy to plant again next spring.
Not very common, but really worth a try!