Grows further south than any other lily, and comes from the southern Indian mountains Nilgiri, Pulney, and Cardamon (6,000-8,500 feet).
The round bulbs of 4-inch diameter have brown-margined, yellow scales. Dark-green, lanceolategrow from the thrcc-fect-long , which carries one or two heavily scented trumpet , 7-10 inches long, positioned at right angles to the main . They are pure-white with yellow throat, reflexed, and at their best between August and September.
Unsuitable for growing in the open – should be reserved for pot culture or the cool. The stem runs underground, and produces bulblets. Prefers pure -mould and damp atmosphere.