£4.50 – £20.00
Fritillaria ‘Raddeana’. (crown imperial) Fully to frost 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; the bulbs are made up of fleshy scales which can be prone to rotting if sitting in water. As long as the drainage is right these bulbs are very easy to grow, and will put on a magnificent display, growing to a height of 50 – 80 cm during the months of April and May.
Bulb Size 16 up+ (top size)
1 bulb, 3 bulbs, 5 bulbs
Plant: September-November. 20 cm deep. Spacing 45 cm. Flowers April-May. Height 50 – 80 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 in growth feed with a slow release fertilizer.
Propagate: By dividing overcrowded clumps in summer, store in a cool dark place and replant in the autumn.