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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- March - April
- 60cm (24in)
- Full Sun
- 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 on a bed of grit, on their side and backfill with plenty of grit to aid drainage.
I’m crazy for these statuesque and glamorous Imperial fritillaries, which, in the case of these three come in a neat succession for a pot, border and vase. First to flower is the super-elegant, lime green ‘Early Sensation’ (in March), followed by ‘Orange Emperor’ and finally towards the end of April ‘Brahms’. These will continue to come up in your garden for a lifetime.This collection contains 1 bulb each of:
- Fritillaria imperialis Orange Emperor
- Fritillaria 'Early Sensation'
- Fritillaria imperialis 'Brahms'
Choose a suitable location in a border that will get plenty of warm sunlight in summer, they love scorched and free-draining soil. After flowering has ended, wait until the leaves and stem turn yellow, after which it can be cut off at the base.