Fritillaria rubra

Red Crown Imperial

 
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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.

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Regular Price: $11.99

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Good for Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Shipping Shipping begins in mid September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Bag of 1
SKU HFB6L01

Details

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.
SKU HFB6L01
Common Name Red Crown Imperial
Botanical Name Fritillaria rubra
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
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
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture Well Draining
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. Must be planted in well drained soil as bulb is hollow and can rot easily if water gets trapped in the center.
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

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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disappointed -- didn't even surface

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Comments about High Country Gardens Fritillaria rubra:

Planted according to instructions, never saw the bulb surface

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5.0

Orange crowned Dr Seuss bulb

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from Denver

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn

    Comments about High Country Gardens Fritillaria rubra:

    I had never seen this flower and ordered it last fall on a whim. It sprouted up through Denver snows and storms with an early upside down orange crown of a bloom. I planted it near a porch but otherwise gave it no attention at all.
    Definitely something unique in my garden.

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    • 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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