When I see this spectacular bloom in my front garden, I know Spring is here. This small flower blooms about the same time as Crocus and is about the same size. The bulb is deer resistant and has the most impact if planted in mass. If it peters out after a few years, just dig up the bulbs after the foliage fades, divide the offsets and replant or add more bulbs. Remember to add some bulb fertilizer when you plant or divide.