|F. latifolia is a perennial with alternate ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, gray-green leaves. The flowers are borne on stalks bearing single broadly bell-shaped, hanging flowers with a dark maroon to purple color with yellow checkering within the petals. Native to Turkey and Iran.
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.