Atop tall sturdy stems sits a ring of orange and yellow blooms crowned with a cluster of green leaves. This flower really puts on a show and will have everyone asking you- what is that? Not only does it make a great cut flower, it also is suitable for naturalizing landscapes. Blooms in late spring and lasts about 2-3 weeks. Plants typically bloom year after year in the same place. Be sure to fertilize in the spring and mulch in the winter.
Growing Instructions: Plant your fritillaria bulbs 4" deep in the fall in well-drained amended soil. Soil drainage is extremely important so do your best to amend the soil in the area you plan to plant. Consider adding compost and sand if your soil is hard or claylike. Plant your bulb with the point, hole, or indentation pointed upwards. Water directly after planting to remove air pockets, then allow the soil to dry out in between waterings (about every 1-2 weeks). Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 4" between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a tad closer together.
Hardiness Zones: 5-8 Height: 3-4' Spacing: 4" Sun: Full Sun
Deer and rabbit resistant