Fritillaria persica 'Ivory Bells'

This soft green belled, silver leaved fritillary is statuesque, serene, sophisticated and truly beautiful. More
3 bulbs 261525-3 £23.95 Delivery late September
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Statuesque, serene, sophisticated and truly beautiful, this soft green belled, silver-leaved fritillary is a more free-flowering bloom than it’s better known dark crimson counterpart.

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Genus Fritillaria
Group/Species persica
Variety Ivory Bells
Type Perennial
Common Name Persian Lily
Border Position Border (Middle)
Bulb Size 20/22
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Choose a suitable location in a border that will get plenty of warm sunlight in summer, they love scorched and free-draining soil. Fritillaria grow from bulbs which look like onions. Dig a hole 4 times as deep as the bulb is high, the deeper the better as this will make stronger plants less likely to snap and more reliably perennial. Position the bulbs on a bed of grit, on their side in each hole to avoid water getting into the bulb and causing them to rot. Backfill with plenty of grit to aid drainage. After flowering has ended, wait until the leaves and stem turn yellow, after which it can be cut off at the base.
Care Tips The bulbs can remain dormant in the soil throughout summer and will begin to grow again the following spring. Then add slug deterrents around new growth in early spring.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Strip the bottom leaves and then sear the stem end in boiling water for 20 seconds, and then put them in deep cold water to extend their vase life for as long as possible.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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