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Crown Imperial in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fritillaria Imperialis

 

Crown Imperial

Fritillaries are flowering bulbs, some with grass-like leaves, some with lance-shaped leaves, and nodding bell-shaped flowers, either solitary or in clusters. 'Fritillary Imperialis' - or 'Crown Imperial' has a sturdy upright stem that bears a plume of leaves - somewhat like the top of a pineapple - under which is a circle of pendant yellow or orange flowers.

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plant Features
  • Crown Imperial likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Crown Imperial likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crown Imperial is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Crown Imperial likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Crown Imperial

Latin name

Fritillaria Imperialis

type

Bulb

family

Liliaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crown Imperial likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Crown Imperial is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Crown Imperial likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Crown Imperial likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crown Imperial is 0.20meters x 1.00meters 0.20 M 1.00 M

Fritillaria Imperialis

Fritillaries are flowering bulbs, some with grass-like leaves, some with lance-shaped leaves, and nodding bell-shaped flowers, either solitary or in clusters. 'Fritillary Imperialis' - or 'Crown Imperial' has a sturdy upright stem that bears a plume of leaves - somewhat like the top of a pineapple - under which is a circle of pendant yellow or orange flowers.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Delicate bell shaped single flowers purple chequered in pink appear in spring. The flowers are about an inch and a half long.

 

Planting Season

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Plant the delicate bulbs on there sides carefully to four times there depth.

 

Propagation by seed in autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sow seed under glass in Autumn in damp compost for planting out in Spring. Be warned - the seedlings look like grass when the leaves first appear!

 
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