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Fritillaria

Botanical Name
Fritillaria imperialis
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
8
Height
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Mid spring: orange, yellow, red; downward facing bell
Light
Part to full shade (sun in colder climates)
Soil
Moist, well-drained (key)
Planting & Care
  • Space 12-18" apart
  • Plant bulb on side to avoid rot
  • Has a musky odor that gardeners either like or loath
Problems
Rot in heavy soils, winter kill
Varieties
  • Rubra Maxima - red-orange bells

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