Puschkinia is in the Liliaceae family and is native to the Caucasus and Asia Minor. Puschkinia was named after the Russian count Apollos Apollosovich Mussin-Pushkin. This botanist, who died in 1805, collected a great many species of plants in the Caucasus.

Puschkinia is related to Scilla and Chionodoxa, but differs in that its corona is made up of stamens and filaments. The plants grow to about 15 cm high and are available from mid-January to the end of March.

Puschkinia lasts longest when you put it in a light, cool spot, and does best outdoors. It can survive a light frost without any problems. You can keep Puschkinia in its pot or you can plant several of them together in a large pot or in the garden. It can be beautifully combined with other bulbous plants, such as Muscari, Eranthis, or Fritillaria.