The tender fleshy roots are potted in autumn in large pots or garden loam and well-rotted manure. Give plenty of water while plants are growing. Funnel-shaped blossoms about 1% inches long branch from a single stem, appear for several months usually starting in March.
When blooming is finished, plants will go completely dormant and roots should be removed from the pot and stored in a dry, cool place until time for repotting. Propagate by root division before repotting in spring, or by seeds planted in August.
A. Pelegrina, lilac flowers spotted with red-purple; A. Pelegrina alba, white flowers.