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Fritillaria imperialis 'Red'

Crown Imperial, Fritillary

Hardy Bulb

Highly exotic in appearance, this statuesque fritillary produces majestic crowns of vibrant red, bell-shaped flowers, topped with a whirl of green leaf-like bracts from mid-spring. Planted at the back of borders, Fritillaria imperialis 'Red' will certainly catch the eye with is towering, statuesque stems. Just a few stems of this incredible plant will make an indoor arrangement that will stop people in their tracks! Bulb size 18/20. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
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Crown Imperial bulbs are particularly fragile and should be handled carefully. Plant them in autumn in a fertile, free draining soil in full sun. 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 Fritillaria imperialis bulbs at a depth of 12cm (5") and 20cm (10") apart. Water well to settle the soil.
After flowering allow the foliage to die back naturally. When leaves and stems have yellowed, cut them back to ground level.

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