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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: described as 'dark plum-purple'
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Other: Scale bulblet propagation

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Common names
  • Persian Fritillary
  • Persian Bells
  • Persian Lily

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Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-03-10
Persian Lily (Fritillaria persica) Zone9b
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-19-06
Location: Helmsley walled garden, Yorkshire
Date: 2018-04-23
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Date: 2018-05-06
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-08
Location: Hamilton Square  Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-28
Zone 9b.
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-10
Zone 9b.

Date: 2011-05-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: April 2006
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-03-30
NIKON D5200
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-03-22
They're just making there way through the Baby Marguerite (Mauran
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-03-30
NIKON D5200
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-03-30
NIKON D5200
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: At a nursery, Belgium
Date: Apr 4, 2008 3:47 PM
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-05-08
My yard, zone 6
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-04-03
NIKON D5200
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-04-10
NIKON D5200
Location: in my garden
Date: 2004-04-10
NIKON D5200
Location: central Illinois
Date: April, 2006
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-26
Location: Twisp
Date: 4000-06-20
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-05-08
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-05-08
My yard, zone 6
Location: central Illinois
Date: April 2006
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 24, 2011 4:31 PM concerning plant:
    Twice these plants failed to show the following year.
    Introduced in 1573.
    Placed with a light colored or white background it really stands out.
Plant Events from our members
mscuser73 On September 16, 2017 Obtained plant
OBI Budaörs, 3 db hagyma
MrsBinWY On September 22, 2018 Transplanted
Dug these from the dry front bed earlier in the season and left them on the back patio. On 9-22-2018, planted 15 on east corner of woodshed & 15 with Campanula incurva near northwest corner of garage.
Australis On February 26, 2023 Potted up
Australis On February 25, 2023 Obtained plant
Purchased two seedlings at the AGS Vic Buy/Swap/Sell.
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