Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

crown imperial bulb

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

crown imperial bulb

  • available to order from summer
  • 1 bulb
  • £4.99 £2.99
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  • Standard £4.95
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of striking, reddish-orange, bell-like flowers on sturdy stems in April and May and whorls of glossy, green leaves. These imposing and long-lasting bulbs look fabulous emerging from a sunny, well-drained herbaceous border. After flowering remove the ripening leaves - left in place the seedpods provide sculptural interest for several months.

  • Garden care: Plant 20cm (8in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs. To minimise unnecessary disturbance use a marker indicating where the bulbs have been planted