|F. pallidiflora is a robust perennial with opposite or alternate, broadly lance-shaped leaves, with a glaucous, gray-green color. The flowers are borne on stalks and have a slightly unpleasant odor. Each stalk may have up to 6, rarely 9 or 10, broadly, bell-shaped, nodding, green based, pale yellow flowers, up to 1 3/4 inches long, with light red-brown checkering.
Native to N.W. China and E. Siberia.
The large, skunky-smelling bulb is rodent-repellent, and is very succeptible to bulb rot if improperly stored. For best results, plant bulb on its side, at a depth 4 times the diameter of the bulb. Water moderately while in growth, but reduce to almost dry when bulb is dormant. For container plants, repot yearly in fresh soil.
Second year and older plants should be fertilized monthly with half strength fertilizer.