Fritillaria imperialis ‘The Premier’ draws much attention in the garden! This striking bulbous herbaceous perennial features a beautiful display of apricot- orange. Originally coming from the mountain regions of foremost Asia, Fritillaria imperialis prefers sunny locations. Against a place in the southern ornamental border it. Fritillaria imperialis, commonly called crown imperial, is an impressive plant that grows ‘ tall. Each bulb produces a thick, stout, upright, ramrod-straight.

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Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. Retrieved 20 June The cut leaves and the shoots can easily be disposed of through the compost, but they should be taken care of in order to protect children and animals.

Each stem is topped in spring with a crown of orange or red, drooping, bell-shaped flowers topped by a small pineapple-like tuft of leaf-like bracts. Only one per pot, or more? Southwestern Asia to Himalayas.

Fritillaria imperialis: Time to Plant Pineapple Lilies

Sun Sep 28 This makes lily plants possible to draw water from the lower layers of the earth. On humus rich soils, usually in gullies and shaded sides of large rocks, – metres in Kashmir[].


In the garden this is happens usually in winter. The smell of the hollow tubers needs to be get used to and keeps fritillarka away. Get a free White Flower Farm Catalog. For this reason the breeding should be carried out through offset bulbs before the end of August.

This is normal and does not mean the bulbs are not viable. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience.

Fritillaria imperialis ‘The Premier’ (Crown Imperial)

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Easily grown in a moderately fertile soil[90]. The pendulous flowers make a bold statement in the late spring garden; in the northern hemisphere, flowering takes place in late spring, accompanied by a distinctly foxy odour that repels mice, moles and other small animals. A good sharpened pair of scissors and gloves must be used during the direct contact with imperial crowns.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat It produces whorls of large bell-shaped orange, red or yellow flowers, set beneath a crown of leafy bracts on stems up to 1. On arrival, bulbs may appear spongy and somewhat discolored.

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Fritillaria imperialis ‘The Premier’ (Crown Imperial)

It has fritillatia used as an expectorant and also to encourage increased breast milk production[]. Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’.


A sun-protected location favors growth.

Grows up to inches tall cm Blooming occurs in mid to late spring and lasts for weeks. To speed up the whole thing, you should take stratification into your own hands. But the smell of the imperial crowns has advantages: Radius of Area ft.


This is used to impdrialis traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. In order miperialis meet the needs of the vigorous debilitating plant, organic or mineral fertilizer is prescribed in springtime. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. Seed – best sown as soon as ripe in a cold frame, it should germinate in the spring[1]. If the plants have successfully settled to a location, the Imperial Crowns themselves take care of the sowing of their fine seeds.

If one do not want to buy seeds from the market, he or she can use on own seed. Great Plant Combination Ideas with Fritillaria.