16th February 2014
A small growing species with thin, upright glaucous leaves. They are often distinctly
twisted. The natural range includes Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and western Turkey and plants are
variable. They have a reputation for being short lived, those that persist tend to attract cultivar
names. This one originated in a collection of the species by Evolution Plants
from the Sarichnar Mountains of SW Turkey. Not as pretty at the bulb of the Cassaba strain that I grew many years ago
but I no longer have it which says something important about the species.