Van Engelen

Fall 2019

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The Fritillaria Crown Imperial Special

Dating back to 1590, the statuesque Crown Imperial has a prominent cluster of up to ten pendant, bell-shaped flowers under a showy hat of upright foliage atop a strong, almost pole-like, stem. Lance-shaped foliage adorns the lower portion of the flowering stems. Deer- and rodent-resistant, they look a bit like showy, composite garden umbrellas. Appreciate their interior beauty: each flower has green-edged white nectories that look like eyes, and prominent, long, decorative anther-tipped stamen and pistils. Native to the western Himalayas and Asia Minor, these heirlooms prefer rich, well-draining neutral pH soil and filtered sunlight. A bit more finicky than other flower bulbs, these heirlooms don't like being out of the soil, so plant them immediately upon receipt. Check out our whole Fritillaria collection.

Individually bagged and labeled, it is specially priced 20% less than our already terrific prices. Normal shipping charges apply. Top size bulbs: 20 cm/up. Height: 36”. Bloom time: April/May. Plant 6" to 7” deep and 8” to 10" apart. Horticultural zones 5-8.

  • 5 Fritillaria maxima lutea: Yellow.
  • 5 Fritillaria rubra maxima: Burnt red-orange.
  • Catalog #6502

    Availability: In stock