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Bulbils from the leaf axils are used in the treatment of intestinal disorders.The dried and powdered flowers are used as a poultice for bruises, cuts etc.
Division with care in the autumn once the leaves have died down. Replant immediately. Bulb scales can be removed from the bulbs in early autumn. If they are kept in a warm dark place in a bag of moist peat, they will produce bulblets. These bulblets can be potted up and grown on in the greenhouse until they are large enough to plant out.Bulblets are formed on the stem just below the soil surface. These should be dug up in the autumn and replanted immediately, preferably in a cold frame for growing on until large enough to plant out into the garden.
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Stem rooting, the bulbs should be planted 20 - 25cm deep. Said to be very difficult in cultivation, this species tolerates temperatures down to about -3°c. It grows well at Kew but is not hardy everywhere. Self-sterile, the type species does not set seed. It is believed that this species is either of hybrid origin or it is a garden form of the true wild species L. brownii colchesteri. Wils.. It is the sub-species colchesteri that is used medicinally. The flowers have a soft sweet fragrance. This fragrance is more pronounced in the variety 'Viridulum'. The plant does not come into growth until late spring. It should be protected against slugs at this time since if the shoot tip is eaten out the bulb will not grow in that year and will lose vigour.The edible bulbs are occasionally sold in ethnic markets in San Francisco and are a common food item in China.
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