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Crown Imperial

Fritillaria imperialis

Also known as

Crown On Crown, Royal Crown Flower, Imperial Fritillary

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Crown Imperial Overview

This is a spring flowering garden bulb, It will bear whorls of lance-shaped pale green leaves and pendent clusters of up to 8 yellow, orange or red bell-shaped flowers. The flower heads are ornamental and will grow in full sun or partial shade. They are ideal for the border garden or woodland setting.

How to propagate Crown Imperial

Bulbs

Bulbs should be planted in the autumn and laid on their side to prevent water rot.

Other uses of Crown Imperial

Cutting bed, border, border garden or woodland setting.

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