Impressive in height, color and beauty, fritillaria imperialis aureomarginata really packs a punch when it comes to making a statement. This new variegated version of a Crown Imperial stands out in any garden setting thanks to its regal bearing and brilliant hue. It produces large, well-formed, bell shaped blooms and highly attractive foliage. You'll love how the red-orange flowers pop in borders, cutting gardens or decorative pots. We love how this traditional tropical-looking favorite has been bred to include amazing striations in the foliage that give it even greater visual appeal. They grow 3-4 feet tall, making them an exceptional focal point specimen, too. Plant bulbs in groups for maximum impact!
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring (April-May)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Large bell-shaped flowers in clusters. Each bell is approx. 3.5" in length.
Foliage Type :
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.
Mature Spread :
12 - 18 inches
12 - 18 inches
Planting Instructions :
Plant in a well-drained soil! Crown Imperials like a rich soil, so enrich soil with organic matter and fertilize yearly in early spring.
Soil Moisture :
Average. Avoid water-logged soils!
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Winter Care :
1" of mulch is a good idea, since this also enriches the soil with organic matter.
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Do not overwater.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year in early spring
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.
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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
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