Fritillaria sewerzowii is a relatively rare variety that has wonderful bell shaped flowers that are a dusky yellowish-green and brownish-purple bells. A sturdy plant that comes back year after year. Flowers in March/April and will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Fritillaria sewerzowii is one of the shorter varieites at 30-40cm. Will naturalise and increase very quickly when left undisturbed.
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 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.
Flowering Height: 18″ (45cm)
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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