This Fritillaria imperialis Rubra (Red Crown Imperial) is no shrinking violet - tall, slim and with a touch of the tropical, she is ready to be the centre of attention! With a cluster of orange-red bells topped by long green leaves, all neatly balanced at the top of a strong, straight stem, this variety is perfect for the back of a border or centre of a bed and would look amazing in a pot on a balcony. This variety will naturalise easily, and suits growing singly or in groups. Imagine this as part of an indoor floral arrangement where it would look very exotic.
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Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -20°C
Plant Height (at maturity): H 70cm/28"
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): April - May
Planting (from - to): September - November
Typically Available (from - to): September - November
Fritillaria imperialis prefer full sun and well-drained soil which is preferably alkaline and enriched with leaf mould or compost. Plant as focal points between shrubs in the border. Plant bulbs on their sides to prevent water collecting in the hollow of the bulb. In heavy soils place grit around the bulb within the planting hole. Should the bulbs become overcrowded, lift, divide and replant in August. Fritillaria imperialis can be slow to establish so plant in their final position and avoid moving. They may not flower in the first year and also the season after moving.