Fritillaria imperialis 'Orange Beauty'

I've been on the look-out in my spring trips to Holland for a super-reliable, flower-for-years, brick-red Giant Imperial Fritillary and here it is. This has done brilliantly in our trial at Perch Hill. More
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I've been on the look-out in my spring trips to Holland for a super-reliable, flower-for-years, brick-red Giant Imperial Fritillary and here it is. This has done brilliantly in our trial at Perch Hill.

Genus Fritillaria
Variety Orange Beauty
Type Hardy perennial bulb
Common Name Crown Imperial
Border Position Middle, Container
Bulb Size 20/+

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Soil Type Sandy, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards,20cm deep aprox 20-30cm apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting September - October
Care Tips Water regularly and thoroughly throughout the growing season, but not when dormant. Once the leaves die back , cut the stems back to just above the ground level. In the autumn cover with a mulch, which should be removed and replaced with a top-dressing of compost in the spring. Protect new growth from slugs and snails.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life I love these mixed with tulips, their only downside is their faint foxy smell but I hardly notice it.
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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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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