Two or three broadly wide, tongue shaped leaves are a grey-green color. They have a glaucous waxy coating that slows water loss through the leaves. In the spring leaves emerge from the ground in a whorl and fold out flat over the surface of the ground. The flower umbels grow up to 12 inches tall with over 40 small flowers. The flowers are star-shaped in a soft white to a pale pink color. Use in well draining soils in full sun, water when dry. Plants grow into collections of 10 or more plants over time. Goes dormant in midsummer.
Native to central Asia. Sow at 66-78 F for 4 weeks onto moist medium, move to the fridge 30-39 F for 6 weeks, then move to 50-65 F for germination. Seeds should be sown as soon as you receive them. Seeds are stored moist and cool, do not allow to be come overly dry before sowing.