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Fritillaria Genus

Fritillary

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Fritillaria genus (Fritillary). This is an upright arching perennial bulbous shrub, The leaves are lance-shaped to linear. It will bear racemes or umbels of pink yellow orange nodding disc, bell or tubular-shaped flowers which are borne mainly in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

World-wide

Interest and use

Grown for their pendant, mainly bell-shaped flowers on leafy stems.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need full sun or partial shade with well drained soil that will dry out slightly in the summer when the bulbs are dormant but that does not become sunbaked. Grow F.meleagris, which is good for naturalizing in grass, in moisture-retentive soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by offsets in the summer or by seeds in the autumn or winter.

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