- Flowering period: from April to May
- Growth/height: grows between 80-100cm
- Light requirement: full sun-semi shade
- Planting instructions: Plant the bulbs twice there own depth add sharp grit if the soil is liable to stay wet to create some drainage.
The bulbs are very large it’s best to plant them slightly on their sides, to prevent any water rotting into the top of the bulbs. Don’t worry they will correct their selfs once the bulb starts to grow.
Flowering takes place in late spring, accompanied by a distinctive odour not unpleasant to humans, but it repels mice, moles and other small rodents.
Fritillaria crown imperialis will require full sun for best growth results, with sandy-gritty well-drained soil, but will grow in other soils quite comfortably providing it’s well drained, after flowering allow the foliage to completely die back, then the stems should be cut off just above the ground only when everything has fully died off allowing all the goodness to enter back into the bulbs, this ensures healthy and bigger flowers the following season.