Fritillaria camschatcensis


This fritillaria has fantastic flowers of almost black and grows to 12″ tall.

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Fritillaria camschatcensis is a delightful species type that has very dark, almost black flowers. They grow very well in moist, peaty soils in the shade. The stems can be up to 30cms tall and will hold several flowers cascading from the top of the stem.

Fritillaria camschatcensis is a species of fritillary native to north-eastern Asia and north-western North America. It has many common names, typically Kamchatka fritillary or Kamchatka lily.

Fritillarias are quite an extensive group of varieties and are pretty easy to grow. They will naturalise extremely well and as such are ideal for many areas of the garden that are left to naturalise.

Cultivation Instructions

Before planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 30cm and ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer.  Plant in well-drained, humus rich solid and they can be left undisturbed for a number of years.  Add some grit or organic matter to the soil to help aid drainage.

Care tips:

Sunny areas of the garden ideally not in direct sunlight.  Once they have finished flowering allow the stems to die back and remove debris. In general plant the bulbs three times their height deep.

Feed regularly during the growing season with high potash and phosphate foods such as  bone meal or tomato food.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 12″ (30cm)

Flowering Period: June

Aspect: Sunny to semi shade aspect.

Soil type: Free draining light, humus rich soils with added organic matter if possible.

Planting Depth: Approximately 8-12 inches below soil surface.

Planting distance: 8-12″ apart (20-30cm)

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards

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