About 12 species of small bulbous perennials from the northern temperate zone. They are closely allied to Gagea, but the six-tepalled flowers are nodding, bell-shaped and borne singly or in pairs.
Challenging plants for the experienced alpine gardener. Worth trying in the scree or raised bed, or in rock garden crevices. Probably best in partial shade, though in the wild, full sun is tolerated. A rooting medium mainly of acid gritty humus, moist but well drained, would seem to offer the best chance of success.