Growing Calendar for Fritillaria Duo Pack - Fritillary Bulbs
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Commonly known as Crown Imperials these fritillary bulbs send up tall stems topped with clusters of showy flowers.
Our duo pack includes two varieties.
Fritillaria imperialis Rubra
Most imperial fritillaries you see have bright yellow or orange flowers; Fritillaria imperialis Rubra has unusual crimson-red flowers.
Fritillaria imperialis Maxima Lutea
This brilliant yellow fritillaria has been given The RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent garden plant.
Plant fritillaria bulbs very deeply, a depth of around 8in isn’t too deep. Fritillaria bulbs are perfect for a sunny or shady border. Each bulb has a hole in the top, this is normal but if you garden on heavy soil plant the large bulbs on their sides to avoid moisture gathering in the top of the bulb and rotting it.
Aftercare Crown imperial bulbs are long-lived and they flower best when they are undisturbed. Allow foliage to die down naturally to divert energy back to the bulbs.
Keep a watchful eye for lily beetle in early spring - the bright red beetles may infest stems with black excreta and they can eat through stems.
I have not planted the bulbs yet but they are healthy and large and were well packed in the delivery box
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