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Fritillaria persica

Black Persian Lily, Fritillary

Hardy Bulb

What is Hardy Bulb?

Dark purple-black bells

Late spring blooming

Can tolerates hot conditions and dry soils

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Dark purple-black bells hang ominously from tall flower spikes. The shadowy form of this striking fritillary appears in late spring for an imposing display in borders and alpine gardens. An unusual and statuesque bulb that tolerates hot conditions and dry soils. Height: 100cm (40"). Spread: 10cm (4").

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Bulb

alpine & rockerywildlife gardenscottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shade


3 Bulbs (62656)
6 Bulbs (KC1228)

Fritillaria persica are some of the toughest most resilient fritillaries, thriving in fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Plant them at a depth of 12cm (5") and 25cm (10") apart. Fritillary bulbs are fragile so always handle them with care. Planting them on their sides will help to avoid water collecting in their hollow crowns and prevent the bulbs from rotting.
When growing fritillaries, it is essential to allow their foliage to die back naturally as this will feed the bulb for the following year. During their dormant period the soil should be kept almost dry to prevent the bulbs from rotting. Begin watering sparingly as the bulbs start back into active growth.

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