Fritillaria imperialis Early Dream has bells of soft orange with deeper orange stripes.
Crown imperials as they are commonly known, are outstanding additions to the garden and will stand out in any planting scheme. The flowers are really great and before they appear we are sure you will also enjoy the foliage and flower stem which is variegated.
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.
Sunny areas of the garden ideally not in direct sunlight. Once the Fritillaria imperialis Early Dream 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.
Flowering Height: 3 feet (90cm)
Flowering Period: April
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)
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