Yellow Crown Imperial
DetailsA mid-spring blooming bulb with showy clusters of downward facing, bright yellow flowers held high over the foliage. Plant immediately upon receipt in a partially shaded position. For best success, plant Fritillaria bulbs at a 45-degree angle so they don't fill with water and rot.
|Common Name||Yellow Crown Imperial|
|Botanical Name||Fritillaria lutea|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||36-40" tall|
|Bulb Size||20-24 cm|
|Bulb Spacing||1 bulb per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 8" deep. Plant bulb at a 45 degree angle so that water doesn't sit in the stem hole of the bulb.|
|Bloom Time||Mid spring|
|Plant Type - Bulb||Perennial|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Additional Information||Heirloom Bulb. Unique scent helps keep animals away from your garden.|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2018 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2018.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
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Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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