Very early spring blooming low growing perennial from bulbs. The sword shaped leaves are mid-green on top and reddish brown underneath which matches the color of the stem. Each stem will bear one to 4 star-like upward facing flowers in either white, violet-blue or pink and have white centers. This bulb will spread by bulb offsets and self seeding.
Rock garden, Under deciduous trees, Mass planting
Plant bulbs in the fall. Site so plant is in full sun when blooming. Some water during dormancy. Leave bulbs undisturbed except for division, as desired, every 4-5 years.