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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Fragrant
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation
Pollinators: Bees

Common names
  • Crown Imperial Fritillaria
  • Crown Imperial Fritillary

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  • Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 10, 2011 9:30 AM concerning plant:
    I found this easy to grow in a good mix of gritty 'river soil' with lots of leafy compost. I kept it in a large terracotta pot in a cold greenhouse which receives morning sun then midday shade. I repotted it in spring 2010 into the same pot, giving it some fresh compost being careful not to disturb the already growing roots but it had sunk in the pot so I placed more compost below and above the bulb. It survived a very cold winter 2009/10 but the following winter with 7 weeks below freezing killed it even though it was kept quite dry.
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