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Fritillaria Imperialis Maxima Lutea (Pack of 3 Bulbs)
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Fritillaria Imperialis Maxima Lutea (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Fritillaria

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Also known as Crown Imperial, Kaiser's Crown
Genus Fritillaria Imperialis
Colours Yellow
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 90cm +
Planting period Autumn: September/October
Flowering period Mid Spring (April)
Soil Type Sandy, well-drained Soil
Size for this price 24+
Shipping est Autumn (Sept to Nov 2018)
Delivery time Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2018)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Double flowered No
What is being sold? Bulbs for sale
Google Shopping title Fritillaria: Fritillaria Imperialis Maxima Lutea (Pack of 3 Bulbs)
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Description of Fritillaria Imperialis Maxima Lutea (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Fritillaria

Fritillaria Imperialis (Crown Imperial or Kaiser's Crown) is a species of flowering plant of the genus Fritillaria. This stunningly bright Yellow Crown Imperial 'Maxima Lutea' will make a bold statement in your garden during Spring time and will grow to 90cm tall with a very sturdy stem. It bears lance-shaped, glossy leaves at intervals along the stem. At the top of the stem, the downward facing flowers are topped with a 'crown' of small leaves, hence the name. This range of Fritillaria has a distinct odour that repels mice, moles and other rodents. Pack of 3 Bulbs. Buy Crown Imperials | Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Buy Crown Imperials | Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Fritillaria Imperialis should be planted in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained, sandy soil, if necessary add sand, grit or gravel to be improve the condition of the area for planting.
  • Arrange the bulbs in an odd-number grouping.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 10-12" apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 1 bulb in a 6-8" pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost, preferably adding sand to the hole to prevent the bulb from rotting.
  • Plant the bulbs quite deep with 6-8" of soil above them.
  • It is best to plant the Crown Imperial bulb on its side, this prevents water collecting at the top of the bulb and causing it to rot.

Plant care: Buy Crown Imperials | Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Fritillaria Imperialis can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, sandy.
  • If planting in pots, make sure the Fritiallaria Imperialis are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Fritiallaria Imperialis has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally.
  • Fritiallaria Imperialis bulbs will multiply during the first or second year of planting. Ideally, the best time to lift and check your bulbs for dividing is during the months of August and September. Once, you have divided your bulbs, they will all need replanting.
  • Once the Fritiallaria Imperialis start to grow, keep a look out for Scarlet Lily Beetle. See FAQ on 'How do I get rid of Lily Beetle?'

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