Fritillaria imperialis Helena is a wonderful variety with soft yellow flowers.
Crown imperials as they are commonly known, are outstanding additions to the garden and will stand out in any planting scheme. The flowers of fritillaria imperialis Helena are really great and before they appear we are sure you will also enjoy the variegated foliage.
Remember to feed during the growing season with bone meal to give the bulb energy for the following years flowers. Also remember with crown imperials to plant on their sides to prevent rotting. The bulbs of crown imperials have a dip in the centre so if water accumulates in them they can rot over the winter.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 2-3 feet (60-80cm)
Flowering Period: March – April
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that are neutral to alkaline.
Aspect: Ideal in semi shade but will also grow well in full sun.
Scented: No significant scent.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards