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Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima (Pack of 3 Bulbs)
Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Maxima Rubra Maxima Rubra
Fritillaria Imperialis (Crown Imperial or Kaiser's Crown) is a species of flowering plant of the genus Fritillaria. This stunningly bright Red Crown Imperial 'Rubra Maxima' 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.
  • 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 25-30cm (10-12”) apart. Space the groupings at least 90cm (3ft) apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 1 bulb in a 15-20cm (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 15-20cm (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.

Description

Fritillaria Imperialis (Crown Imperial or Kaiser's Crown) is a species of flowering plant of the genus Fritillaria. This stunningly bright Red Crown Imperial 'Rubra Maxima' 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.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs are delivered in the Autumn

Delivery and P&P

Spring Flowering Bulbs are dispatched from September to November.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days during this time.
Postage cost to the UK is £4.99.
If you are ordering from outside the UK, postage costs will vary. See Delivery page.
When your order is due for dispatch, you will receive a tracking email from us to track your parcel with the Royal Mail.
Your parcel will be sent on a 48 hour tracked service.

Returns and Refunds

You have the right to cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched.
All returns must be returned at your cost within 7 days of receipt.
Payment for the returned goods will be refunded within 7 days of the goods being received by us, less the postage charges. 



Planting & Growing Instructions

  • 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 25-30cm (10-12”) apart. Space the groupings at least 90cm (3ft) apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 1 bulb in a 15-20cm (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 15-20cm (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.

Care Instructions

  • 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?'. Prevent the Scarlet Lily beetle from ruining your Fritillarias by using our Lily Beetle Prevention spray.
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Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima (Pack of 3 Bulbs)

Crown Imperial, Kaiser's Crown
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Specification
Also known as: Crown Imperial, Kaiser's Crown
Genus: Fritillaria Imperialis
Colours: Red
Aspect: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height: 90-100cm / 35-39"
Planting period: Autumn: September/October
Soil Type: Sandy, well-drained Soil
Bulb Size: 24+
Hardiness: Hardy - H5 (-15°C to -10°C)
Shipping est: Order now for delivery in the Autumn
Delivery time: Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2020)
Also suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: Yes
Double flowered: No
Border Position: Middle
SKU harts1119
  • Description
    Fritillaria Imperialis (Crown Imperial or Kaiser's Crown) is a species of flowering plant of the genus Fritillaria. This stunningly bright Red Crown Imperial 'Rubra Maxima' 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.
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  • Planting & Growing Instructions
    • 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 25-30cm (10-12”) apart. Space the groupings at least 90cm (3ft) apart.
    • If planting in pots, plant 1 bulb in a 15-20cm (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 15-20cm (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.
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