A fabulous species from limestone gorges in the south of France, where it grows in half shade and full sun on very well drained limey soils. Not one of the easiest species, as the bulbs can rot easily if perfect drainage is not provided, especially in winter. I was sucesful growing it in a pot of well drained ericaceous compost plunged into my "dryland" USA lilium sp bed in full sun, with an empty pot over the plant over winter to protect it from excess wet. However, the bulb sadly got eaten by voles the following year when planted into the bed directly.
It is also grown sucesfully in Geneva botanical garden, forming superb specimens, in a raised bed in fairly dryish well drained gravelly soil in half shade/sun. This will be a one off offering, once these bulbs sell out, there most likely will be no more available for quite a while.