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Fritillaria Orange
Fritillaria Orange

Fritillaria Orange

Unique, exotic looking spring flowers.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • Incredibly unusual, stately and statuesque spring plants.
  • Bright orange, striking blooms from March until May each year.
  • Unique, leaf-like green bracts above downward facing flowers.
  • Fragrance thatís said to repel moles, mice and other rodents.
  • Supplied as a single bulb, size 20/24, ready to plant in the autumn, growing to a height of 1 m (3 ft) and width of 50 cm (16 in).
1 x Bulb - Item: 600320
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Product Description

These Fritillaria are incredibly unusual plants. Stately and statuesque, between March until May tall flower stems rise from clumps of lance shaped, glossy green leaves. At the top, the downward facing bright orange blooms emerge in a ring around the stem, looking like a crown. These are topped by green, leafy bracts, giving a completely unique appearance.

Perfect for an early season display, these exotic looking plants are tough and hardy. They will naturalise slowly and are very easy to grow and the fragrance is said to repel moles mice and other rodents!

Supplied as a single bulb, size 20/24, ready to plant in the autumn, growing to a height of 1 m (3 ft) and width of 50 cm (16 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600320 supplied as:
Supplied as a single bulb, size 20/24.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Plant bulbs on their sides to help to avoid water collecting in their hollow crowns and prevent the bulbs from rotting.
  • Fritillaria plants resent being dig up and moved so for best results plant where they will remain.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Fritillaria

  • Plant 30cm (12in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, and keep an eye out for slug and snail damage when the new foliage is emerging in spring.
  • Plants benefit from early morning sun then light shade in the afternoon.
  • Avoid heavy clay or anywhere where water sits.
  • Heavy soil can be improved with the addition of sharp sand or horticultural grit.
  • Add 1cm (Ĺ in) of course sand to the planting hole before placing the bulbs pointed end up.

Aftercare Advice

  • When growing fritillaries, it is essential to allow their foliage to die back naturally as this will feed the bulb for the following year.
  • During their dormant period the soil should be kept almost dry to prevent the bulbs from rotting. Begin watering sparingly as the bulbs start back into active growth.
  • After flowering has finished, trim off spent blossoms. The stalks will dry and then can be removed.

Trimming Advice

  • Leave stems to turn brown before trimming back to the base. This will ensure that nutrients have been returned to the bulb for next season.

 

Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
120cm
50cm
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Fritillaria Orange
Fritillaria Orange
1 x Bulb
Item: 600320
RRP £5.99
Deal Price £3.99
Save: £2.00 - 33%