|This is a cormous perennial with sword-shaped leaves, up to 24 inches long. Up to 25 bright rose-red flowers, to 1 inch long, bloom on branched spikes in the summer. The cultivar, 'Bulbillifera' has 1 3/4 inch long flowers and bears bulbils among the flower spikes. Best grown in areas with little or no frost. Protect with a dry winter mulch if there is frost. Rarely has problems with diseases or pests.