|F. affinis is a perennial with whorls of broad lance-shaped to linear, blue-green leaves. The flowers are borne on 3-4 stalks. Each stalk may have up to 12 cup-shaped, hanging flowers with pale greenish-white color and reddish purple speckles. They are 1 1/2 inches long. Native to N.W. North America.
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.