Clusters of lemon yellow, bell-shaped flowers opening atop 3-4' flower spikes create an exotic look in the mid spring garden. The flowers hang below a tuft of foliage. Fritillaria imperialis lutea 'Maxima' (Yellow Crown), also called crown imperial, attracts pollinators when it bloom s in the spring. It also emits an odor that repels deer and squirrels. Frillaria imperialis grows best in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. For an impressive look, plant in clumps in the back border. It can also be planted in containers.
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Mature Height 40 - 48 inches
Bloom Time Mid spring (April)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Large, 3-4" bell-shaped flowers in clusters hang below a tuft of foliage.
Leaves at the base of the stem are either in whorls or alternate, upper part of stem is bare except for tuft at top above flowers.
10 - 12 inches
10 - 12 inches
6-8" deep and 10-12" apart
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Let foliage die down naturally. Leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.
Mulch +/- 2"
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Once per year
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
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Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
schedule.Large orders may be shipped in more than one
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provided on your order confirmation.Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48
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