Fritillaria imperialis Maxima Lutea

Dating back to 1867, this statuesque Crown Imperial has a prominent cluster of up to ten pendant, bell-shaped, vibrant yellow 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 stem. Make sure to appreciate its interior beauty: each flower has green-edged white nectories that look like eyes, and prominent, long, decorative anther-tipped stamen and pistils. Fritillaria imperialis (Crown Imperial) were native to the western Himalayas as far back as 1590. Deer- and rodent- resistant, the bulbs have a rather unpleasant funky, skunky smell. Bulb size: 20 cm/up. Full to dappled sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April/May. Plant 6" to 7" deep and 8" to 10" apart. HZ: 5-8. Height: 36".

Fritillaria are The Art & Soul of Spring.

Fritillaria Horticultural Tips
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5 Units 25 bulbs $155.75
10 Units 50 bulbs $298.75
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  • Fritillaria
    Deer- and rodent-resistant Fritillaria have ivory, yellow, green, plum or two-tone pedant, bell-shaped flowers. Growing from 8" to 36" tall with a bit of a skunky scent, most of our Fritillaria were native to the western Himalayas and Asia Minor from 1575 through 1905. They 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. Bulb sizes depend upon the variety. Bloom time: April/May. Plant the large Fritillaria bulbs 6" to 7" deep and 8" to 10" apart. Plant the smaller Fritillaria bulbs 5" to 6" deep and 5" to 6" apart. Variable horticultural zones ranging from 3-8 depending on the variety.

    Fritillaria are The Art & Soul of Spring.

    Fritillaria Horticultural Tips
Fritillaria
Deer- and rodent-resistant Fritillaria have ivory, yellow, green, plum or two-tone pedant, bell-shaped flowers. Growing from 8" to 36" tall with a bit of a skunky scent, most of our Fritillaria were native to the western Himalayas and Asia Minor from 1575 through 1905. They 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. Bulb sizes depend upon the variety. Bloom time: April/May. Plant the large Fritillaria bulbs 6" to 7" deep and 8" to 10" apart. Plant the smaller Fritillaria bulbs 5" to 6" deep and 5" to 6" apart. Variable horticultural zones ranging from 3-8 depending on the variety.

Fritillaria are The Art & Soul of Spring.

Fritillaria Horticultural Tips
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