Red Crown Imperial

Crown Imperial (Fritillaria rubra) is a deer resistant, mid-spring blooming bulb with showy clusters of downward facing, burnt-orange flowers held high over the foliage.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid spring
ShippingShipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019 Learn More…
SizeBag of 1
SKUHC008474

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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SKU
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A deer resistant, mid-spring blooming bulb with showy clusters of downward facing, burnt-orange/red 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. If planted flat they may fill with water and rot.
More Information
SKUHC008474
Common Name
Red Crown Imperial
Botanical Name
Fritillaria rubra
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
20-24 cm
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
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Heirloom Bulb. Unique scent helps keep animals away from your garden. Must be planted in well drained soil as bulb is hollow and can rot easily if water gets trapped in the center.
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture
Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Ships To Canada
No
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Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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