|Cherished for their nodding, bell-shaped flowers which often have delicate, checkered patterns, most are best suited to rock and woodland gardens in filtered shade. One species, Fritillaria imperialis, has brightly colored, showy clusters of flowers. Plant it with Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths for spring blossoming in borders or containers. Close-up, flowers and bulbs have an unpleasant odor. Plant bulbs in well-drained, organic soil. After flowering, gradually withhold water so plants go dormant in summer. Keep moderately dry until fall.
The largest and most spectacular Fritillaria, it has large clusters of red, yellow, or orange flowers topped by a crown of leaves. In good conditions, plants rebloom for many years.
Attributes - Fritillaria imperialis
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Height: 3 ft. to 3 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.