The name mirum means wonderful and this is most distinct in every respect.
It has just one broad, very glaucous, blue leaf 3cm wide which sits below a fat spike of tubular, un-constricted flowers of dusky-gold each with a purple mouth. The upper part of the spike is purple but unlike other tassel species each flower is on a hanging pedicel, not an upright one.
The effect is not the eye-tackling pain of a Dahlia but is subtle and attractive in subdued gold and dusky purple, the flowers looking much more of the macrocarpum type. Very desirable, but it must be said not the easiest, as it dislikes too much water, but it is perfectly growable and is just a plant for the experienced grower.
A neat and most attractive plant described only in 1989 and of very limited occurrence in Mugla province of Turkey at 1600m where it grows on serpentine. These are flowering sized bulbs raised from seed in cultivation.
Photograph © Martin Philippo, with permission.
See Martin's excellent Muscari pages