Early Nancy

Scientific NameWurmbea dioica subsp. dioica
Size and formA showy, white flowering herb 30cm high and 10 cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitMostly dioecious, having male and female flowers on separate plants. The open white flowers are 6-petalled with a purple nectary band near the centre. Flowering occurs from July to September. The fleshy, linear leaves are sheathed and spread up the stem.
Growing conditionsPrefers well-drained soils or seasonally moist soils in a full-sun or part-shade position. Plants will die back to a tuber in summer and reshoot in autumn.