Chasmanthe floribunda Saturnus is an exotic looking plant but not that difficult to grow. It is a member of the crocus family and relatively hardy in the warmer parts of the UK. The flowers are orange/red with anything from 20-40 per stem. They are very attractive to bees and butterflies and should be planted about 10-15cms deep and if left in the groung overwinter a dry mulch would be beneficial. Feed during the leaf and flower stage with bone meal or similar.
Aspect: Semi to full sun areas of the garden
Soil type: Free draining sandy soils are ideal as they are the warmer than heavy soils. Can be grown easily in containers.