|F. biflora is a perennial with basal clusters of ovate lance-shaped, very glossy medium-green leaves. The flowers are borne on stalks. Each stalk may have 6-12 bell-shaped, pendant brown flowers, tinged with black to purple and flushed with green. They are 1 1/2 inches long. Native to 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.