Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

2 + 1 FREE bulbs £20.97 £13.98
Delivery by early September
1 bulb £6.99
Delivery by early September
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Buy Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra' crown imperial: Imposing reddish-orange flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of striking, reddish-orange, bell-like flowers on sturdy stems in April and May and whorls of glossy, green leaves. These imposing and long-lasting bulbs look fabulous emerging from a sunny, well-drained herbaceous border. After flowering remove the ripening leaves - left in place the seedpods provide sculptural interest for several months.

  • Garden care: Plant 20cm (8in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs. To minimise unnecessary disturbance use a marker indicating where the bulbs have been planted

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Why does my strong Annabelle, the incredibal flop and still require supports please


There are a few reasons why this may happen, but the most likely causes are that they are still quite young plants, they are not getting enough sun, or they are being overfed. The stems of the plant will get stronger as it matures, but if it is stretching for the light, or if it is producing lots of soft new growth from too much fertiliser, then the stems will not be as sturdy as they should.


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If rabbits, deer, squirrels or cats devour or scratch up your plants these wire mesh protectors will give them time to get established. The pyramid-shaped 'Rabbit Proof Cloche' and dome-shaped 'Squirrel Proof Cloche'

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