This clump-forming species has stiff upright stems with lance-shaped leaves. It blooms in summer, producing racemes with up to 30 large, nodding, fragrant, broadly trumpet-shaped yellow flowers. The flowers are flecked and spotted with maroon inside the throats. The outer sides of the tepals are tinted purplish brown. A lime-tolerant species that grows well in fairly heavy soils. Plants are drought tolerant and grow best under sunny conditions.
Native to Turkey and the Caucasus Mountains.
The seed normally shows delayed hypogeal germination. Start with 90 Days warm (65F) and then move to 30-39F for 4 weeks, and then move back to 65F for leaf emergence.