Fritillary

Fritillaria persica 'Ivory Bells'

Fritillary - Fritillaria persica  'Ivory Bells'

Common Name: Fritillary
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: persica
Cultivar: 'Ivory Bells'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An unusual, rarely seen cultivar that is incredibly beautiful. The flowers emerge from bud a creamy green and fade to near ivory white as they age. One of the tallest fritallaries it can be quite imposing and can send up a flowerspike up to 1m tall which will usually carry between 10 - 30 flowers. Plant it in bold swathes or take advantage of its height and structure and mix it in towards the back of your spring bulb display.

  • Garden care: Plant 12cm (5in) deep from September to November in fertile well-drained soil and keep an eye out for slug and snail damage when the new foliage is emerging in spring. Keep reasonably dry while dormant.


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