£4.50 – £35.00
Fritillaria Persica. Fully hardy. Perennial. These magnificent plants need a site that is well-drained with half sun and half shade, they can cope with full sun but the flowers last longer with partial shade. Drainage is quite important with these plants as the bulbs are made up of fleshing scales and can be prone to rotting if sitting in water. A little bit of sharp sand mixed in with the soil helps quite considerably. As long as the drainage is right these bulbs are very easy to grow, they put on a magnificent display, growing to a height of 100 cm during the months of April and May. They can be planted in the herbaceous border or as a centrepiece on their own, either way the look fantastic.
Bulb Size 24 up, Large bulbs.
1 bulb, 3 bulbs, 9 bulbs
Plant: September-November. 20 cm deep. Spacing 45 cm. Flowers April-May. Height 75 -100 cm.
Hardy. Perennial. Needs full sun or light shade, with well-drained fertile soil. Ideal for the herbaceous or mixed border, can also be grown in large containers. When planting add sharp sand to the bottom of the hole for extra drainage. Feed with a slow release fertilizer during the growing season.
Propagate: By dividing overcrowded clumps in summer, store in a cool dark place and replant in the autumn.