Red Crown Imperial
DetailsA deer resistant, mid-spring blooming bulb with showy clusters of downward facing, burnt-orange 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||Red Crown Imperial|
|Botanical Name||Fritillaria rubra|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|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|
|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|
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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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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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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