|F. stenanthera is a perennial with a pair of opposite, ovate, mid-green basal leaves, with alternate linear to lance-shaped upper leaves on stems. The flowers are borne on racemes each bearing 4 to 8, narrow, bell-shaped, nodding, pink flowers, 3/4 inches long, flared at the mouth with dark purple centers. Native to Uzbekistan.
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.