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grandmagizzy

Garden is a corner plot in village in Chilterns. Lived here 25 years but only had time for the garden since I retired in 2013. Love flowers 🌻🌹

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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grandmagizzy

Nasty red beetle got this last year fingers crossed this year !!! #fritillary #fritillariaimperialisrubramaxima

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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grandmagizzy

This is a lily - think it’s this one.... have to wait and see 🤣 #newgrowth

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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grandmagizzy

The red beetle and its partner killed them 😢 but they didn't live to tell the tale . Other lilies ok so far 👍🏼

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pelly

I'm still free of them Christine, but am checking regularly, pretty but horrible little things 😊😊😊

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gjones

So sad- must be vicious little beetles!

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suzyw

Did Monty actually squish them on GW last night? The BBC probably thought they'd get complaints so just hinted at it. Your poor plants.

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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gjones

Looks like you should get some nice red flowers on those plants! They look very healthy!

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grandmagizzy

Growing fast now 😄 #fritillary

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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grandmagizzy

Thought these were a no show but there they are 👏🏼😀 #fritillary

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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grandmagizzy

Bought 2 of these when getting Christmas tree (oops) Red ones... look interesting!!

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jaynehynesburton

I bought 3 in Sepember, put them in the garage until I planted them, the smell was awful, planted them quickly, hope they look better than they smell 😁

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gjones

@grandmagizzy @jaynehynesburton we planted the yellow crown imperial fritillaries in the fall. They are supposed to be pretty but not pleasantly aromatic. In fact, we planted them as a deer repellent to keep the deer away from our young Pine trees!

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jaynehynesburton

😁😁😁 Good idea @gjones

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grandmagizzy

@gjones I was going to plant them near the back door but think they will go further down the garden now 😳

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richard.spicer.7906

You won't be disappointed @grandmagizzy 👌🏼 - check out mine under from earlier this year under #fritillary . And as @gjones says, they can be a bit potent as they break through the soil. I tend to find the smell wears off after about a couple of weeks. They don't like to sit in water so give them plenty of drainage, and perhaps plant the bulbs on their sides - they have a little hole in the top which is at risk of collecting water and will cause rot. Planting on side avoids this 👍🏼

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grandmagizzy

Thanks @richard.spicer.7906 that's really helpful 👍🏼

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