Ixiolirion tataricum

Family: Amaryllidaceae
Synonym: I. montanum, I. pallasii

Flower color: light purple

Flowering period: May – June

Average plant height: 16 – 20 inches

Planting depth to base of bulb: 3 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches

Type of bulb: true bulb

Light requirements: full sun

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, and as cut flowers

The bulbs of this plant are elongated and covered with a hard brown tunic, the leaves are grass-like, while the flowers are star-shaped and suitable as cut flowers. Ixiolirion loves a dry, sunny location in the garden. This is understandable since this species originated in the steppes of Central Asia. Naturalizing is possible.