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Fritillaria imperialis 'Collection'

Crown Imperial, Fritillary

Hardy Bulb

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Collection of the beautiful Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea' and a customer favourite Fritillaria imperialis ' Crown Imperial'

Bell-shaped blooms draped gracefully beneath a crown of leaf-like bracts

Exotic-looking hardy perennials with a beautiful fragrance

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A superb collection of dramatic, regal-looking Fritillaria imperialis, producing up to 8 large, bell-shaped blooms draped gracefully beneath a crown of leaf-like bracts. Plant Crown Imperials in groups towards the back of borders for a stately display in late spring. These exotic-looking hardy perennials also produce a foxy aroma which is said to deter moles and rodents. Supplied as bulbs.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea' – An RHS AGM variety producing crowns of bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Fritillaria imperialis - An RHS AGM variety, producing dramatic crowns of scarlet bell-shaped flowers. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Bulb

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Flowering Months
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12 Bulbs (6 Of Each Variety) (V57277P)
6 Bulbs (3 Of Each Variety) (81157)

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.

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