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Fritillaria imperialis

(Crown Imperial, Fritillary)

Hardy Bulb

  • Customer favourite
  • Dramatic scarlet flowers
  • Ideal for the back of borders
A monarch among bulbs! Dramatic crowns of scarlet bell shaped flowers are topped with a whirl of leaf like bracts. Just a few of their tall stately stems is sufficient to create a bold display. Ideal for the back of borders where their impressive height can be best appreciated. The foxy aroma of the bulbs is also said to deter moles and rodents. Height: 150cm (5'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Ideal For:
alpine & rockery, exotic garden, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 3 bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £9.99 £8.99
    • 6 bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • £14.98
Caution: irritant to skin and eyes. The fragile Crown Imperial bulbs should be carefully planted in September and October. Choose a position in full sun. Fritillaria imperialis prefers a fertile, free draining soil. The bulbs are particularly susceptible to rotting in wet soils so add plenty of grit and a little well rotted manure or compost prior to planting. Plant bulbs at a depth of 12cm (5") and 20cm (10") apart. Water well to settle the soil.
After flowering allow the foliage die back naturally. When leaves and stems have yellowed, cut them back to ground level.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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