Persian Fritillary (Fritillaria persica 'Adiyaman') in the Fritillarias Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Other: gray green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: plum-purple to gray green
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Scale bulblet propagation
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Persian Fritillary (Fritillaria persica 'Adiyaman') 002

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Location: At the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint LouisDate: June, 2004Persian Fritillary (Fritillaria persica 'Adiyaman') 002
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2015-04-25
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Location: At the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint LouisDate: June, 2004Persian Fritillary (Fritillaria persica 'Adiyaman') 001
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Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK) on Oct 24, 2019 7:34 PM

The cultivar 'Adiyaman' is generally taller and more free-flowering than the species.

Persian Fritillary is native to Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and southern Turkey.

Each plant may bear up to 30 bell-shaped flowers that hang straight down from the flower stalk.

Persian Fritillary should be planted as soon after receipt as possible. It will NOT store well in the packing container.

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