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Fritillaria imperialis ‘The Premier’ draws much attention in the garden! This striking bulbous herbaceous perennial features a beautiful display of apricot- orange. Originally coming from the mountain regions of foremost Asia, Fritillaria imperialis prefers sunny locations. Against a place in the southern ornamental border it. Fritillaria imperialis, commonly called crown imperial, is an impressive plant that grows ‘ tall. Each bulb produces a thick, stout, upright, ramrod-straight.

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Fritillaria imperialis ‘The Premier’ (Crown Imperial)

On humus rich soils, usually in gullies and shaded sides of large rocks, – metres in Kashmir[]. Succeeds in drier soils and is drought tolerant once established[]. Some people recommend planting up to 10 inch 25cm deep in light soils, and only 4in 10cm deep in heavy soils.

This is fed through the irrigation water and the quantity indicated on the packaging must not be exceeded. Then the splendid time of Fritillaria imperialis is exceeded, the foliage begins to discolor slowly.

One who suffers from the greedy rodents can protect useful and ornamental plants with imperial crowns.

In addition to bulb rot mentioned above, plants are susceptible to leaf spot, rust and mosaic virus. The last point sounds difficult, but can be easily realized. Have grown these bulbs for 40 years, splitting clumps occasionally and had blooms one year.


A sun-protected location favors growth. Give them full sun and a rich, well-drained soil that stays dry in summer.

Fritillaria imperialis – Wikipedia

Here are a few things to love about Fritillaria imperialis, also known as crown imperial or pineapple lilies. Insect eaters, such as birds and hedgehogs, see a delicious meal in the lilies. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites.

Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. The spring flowers are resistant. Full sun to part shade. Once they have germinated, give them fritllaria occasional liquid feed to ensure that they do not suffer mineral deficiency. Follow and Grow with Us!

Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. Shady sites can affect plant growth. Genus name is from the Latin word fritillus meaning dice box in reference to the checkerboard pattern on the petals of Fritillaria meleagris. Keep the substrate uniformly moist, the seeds should not be exposed to wet standing water. The larger bulbs can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out in the autumn.

Fritillaria imperialis: Time to Plant Pineapple Lilies

Only plants will be removed from the collection. In order to give the plants something good to prepare for autumn, approximately 5 cm thick layer of bark mulch, compost or bundle of sticks brushwood is applied to the ornamental bed. With a dritillaria, the evaporation rate can be minimized: In this action, the smaller tubers are carefully separated from the mother bulb.


So it should be ok outside, I’d experiment with some of them outside.

Crown Imperials, Fritillaria imperialis bulbs – How to Plant and Care – Plantopedia

This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. Retrieved 20 June From mid to late May, the plant once again uses all its strength to initiate ripening process of seeds. However, there is an upside to even this — some people swear that the smell discourages moles, deer, squirrels, rabbits and rodents. To break the germination the seeds have to pass through a cold phase. The following has proven to be successful by the watering during the dry season: Bulbs appreciate a good winter mulch.

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Elongated, curly leaves in the stem-area, a bare branch, a tuft foliage and imperiallis blossoms — this is the signature feature of the imperial crowns. The bulb is poisonous raw[4, ], it contains low concentrations of a toxic alkaloid[, ].