|F. chitralensis is an upright perennial with whorls of ovate, medium to light green leaves. The flowers are borne on stalks. Each stalk may have open umbels of 4-5 cone-shaped, pendant bright yellow flowers. They are 1 1/2 inches long. Native to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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.