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Fritillaria persica

Black Persian Lily, Fritillary

Hardy Bulb

Bring something really unusual to the spring garden with this exotic-looking hardy bulb. Despite a delicate appearance, Fritillaria persica is one of the easier, more weather tolerant Fritillaries that can be grown in the garden, and certainly one of the most elegant and unusual! Sometimes called the Black Persian Lily, this hardy spring flowering bulb produces 90cm (3') spikes of black bells, up to 20 per stem! Blue lance-like foliage tops off the unusual look of this stunning specimen. A must-have for the spring border. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 25cm (10"). Bulb size: 6/6

 

4 for 3 on autumn planting bulbs

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 3 fritillaria bulbs

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    • Despatch:
    • £9.99
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    • 6 fritillaria bulbs

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    • Despatch:
    • £17.99
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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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