Plant: bulbous perennial to 12"
Origin: Mexico to Central America
Zone: 8 - 10 (possibly zone 7 if mulched heavily in winter)
Flowers: large, orchid-like, deep red blosooms; usually one per bulb
Culture: sunny location in average soil. Blooms best when rootbound in containers. Resents disturbance and may not bloom for a couple of years after planting or transplanting.