The very popular and easy 'Silver Shamrock' originally from the colder parts of South America. This grows from scaly bulbs which grow at or just below the soil surface. The leaves first show in spring and gradually develop, the flowers aren't far behind and often open before the leaves fully unfurl. The flowers, large and pale pink, open from pointed buds and unfurl in the sun,
Totally hardy but dislikes excessive winter wet - give it a sandy or gritty soil for winter drainage with some organic matter so that it won't dry out completely in summer and it will grow and multiply year on year. An easy and lovely little plant that sells in the millions every spring.