Sprekelias, 'Jacobean lilies' or Sprekelia formosissima have deep red orchid-like flowers. They like well-drained soil and prefer not to be disturbed. They can grow to about 20 cm in pots or in the garden.
Plant the bulbs with the neck and shoulder above soil level. Excellent for pot-culture; use a loam based potting compost. In the garden, these bulbs should be grown in a moderate fertile, well-drained soil in the full sun and protected from frosts.