They get the name dog toother violet becuase their tubers are like giant dog teeth!
Each bulb produces flower stems with up to 10 beautiful hanging bells. Large fleshy leaves with a slight mottled pattern to them, would perfer a slightly sheltered spot so they don't spoil in the wind. They clump form and produce a mass of flowers in early Spring March - April. Most people would say these are a woodland plant, a semi-shade location, or half sun-half shade during the day; a location where there is some moisture but free draining. Under deciduous shrubs is ideal to keep the sun off them in the summer months, but allows plenty of light through the Winter and Spring to enjoy them!
Plant these tubers pointy way up,
Height approx 30cm