A very pretty evergreen perennial, with strap-like leaves and these starry sprays of pale pink flowers.
Schizostylis deserves to be much better known for its ability to bloom in autumn and puts on a good show despite worsening weather. The plants resemble small clumps of fragile gladioli with long thin foliage and upright flower-spikes, each topped by several flowers like wide open crocus. This variety has pale-pink flowers, 5cm (2in) across. Grow it in small clumps to make a really impressive display. Blooms also last well as cut flowers. The RHS has awarded this plant its prestigious Award ofn Garden Merit.
Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb
Flower colour: Pink
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Experienced
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: September to October