FRITILLARIA imperialis 'Aurora'

Commonly known as Crown imperial

Bell-shaped whorls of orange flowers
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FRITILLARIA imperialis 'Aurora'

 
Available from December to January -
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £9.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from December to January
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Orange
    Reddish orange
  • Height
    To 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    25-30cm (10-12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Bulbous perennial. Whorls of lance-shaped light green leaves 7-18cm (2¾-7in) long. Produces umbels of usually 3-6 bell-shaped, pendent flowers are crowned by a cluster of upright, leaf-like bracts
  • Very hardy Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - bulbs have an unpleasant, foxy odour
  • Pests & Diseases
    slugs, lily beetle
  • Place of origin
    southern Turkey to Kashmir
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Fritillaria - Growing Guide
to 1.5m (5ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  25-30cm (10-12in)
 

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