It is an stemless variety, 8 – 20 cm high. With its flared, silver grey scales the plant looks as if it is frosted. The petals are blue, tubular, lineal. 3 cm long. It needs bright, sunny conditions with little watering . Because of its dense scaling and the bulb apperance it is a decorative species, which offer no difficulty in cultivation. If exposed to bright sun light, it turns deep purple.