A bulbous perennial plant, growing up to 80 cm tall, with basal grey-green linear, grassy leaves and clusters of white flowers with characteristic flat, heart-shaped greenish glands on the tepals.
Highly ornamental but ‘deadly’ if ingested, as its common name implies. Very unusual, elegant, a good focal point plant for the rockery or other highlight spots in the garden. An under-used species in my opinion.
Germination: best if sown in the fall (and place the pots outside) or in the spring after a period of cold-moist stratification (3 months). Germination starts promptly in early spring.