Fritillaria raddeana

1 bulb £9.99
available to order from late summer
3 bulbs £27.00
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Fritillaria raddeana fritillary bulbs: Nodding bells in early spring

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: March and April
  • Flower colour: pale yellow or cream with a green flush
  • Other features: pale green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 16+

    One for the connoisseurs and collectors, this rare and unusual Fritillaria is actually one of the most robust varieties. In early spring, it produces small clusters of nodding, bell-shaped flowers, that are topped with a jaunty tuft of leaf-like bracts. They are ideal for pots and containers, or plunged straight into a sunny border with well drained soil. Perfect if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

  • Garden care: Plant 15cm (7in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Eventual height & spread

Can I grow Fritillaries in my damp lawn? I have a part of the lawn which is always moist. It gets lots of sun, so could I grow Fritillaries there?

Mrs. J. Rymer-Jones

There are a couple of Fritillaria species which will grow in a damp meadow. The best include F. affinis. F. mealeagris F. camschatcensis and F.raddeana.


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