|F. recurva is a perennial with whorls of linear lance-shaped, gray-green, often glaucous leaves. The flowers are borne on spike-like stems that have 3 to 12, narrow, bell-shaped, pendant, bright orange-red flowers, up to 1 1/2 inches long, with light yellow checkering. Produces several "rice grain" bulblets, taking several years to reach flowering maturity. Native of S. Oregon and California.
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.