Fritillaria

Fritillaria

A large & varied group of plants, ranging from the smallest, most subtly coloured subjects, to the majestic 'Crown Imperials'. 

With all the variety they offer, it is easy to become an addicted collector of this fascinating genus.

NOTE: All of our fritillaries are marked "Sold Out" currently, but we will be accepting orders from July for despatch in Oct-Dec 2014, and for flowering in spring 2015.

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Fritillaria acmopetala AGM
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria acmopetala AGM
Lovely pendant flowers of jade green, marked maroon-brown. One of the easier species to establish and increase, given sun or dappled shade in well-drained soil. Flowers in April/May, 12". Bulb size 8+ cm Pack of 3 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £9.00
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Fritillaria elwesii
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria elwesii
Graceful little species, a native of Turkish woodlands. Nodding flowers of purple-black & olive green appear mid-late spring. Hardy bulb for dappled shade & well-drained, open soil with some humus. Ht.10-16" (25-40cm).Bulb size 5+ cmPack of 3 bulbs for £3.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £9.00
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Fritillaria hermonis amana
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria hermonis amana
Pendant, bell-like flowers of pale reddish-brown, each petal broadly striped green. Easily grown in border, rock garden or trough, given gritty, well-drained soil. Hardy bulb. Ht. To 7" (18cm).Bulb size 5+ cmPack of 3 bulbs for £3.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £9.00
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Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'
Orange-red flowers mark this striking form of the Crown Imperial. Hardy bulb for well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht. 2.5-5’ (75cm-1.5m).Bulb size 24+ cm (TOP SIZE)Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £27.50
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Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea'
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea'
The yellow form of this impressive hardy bulb associates well with blue flowers in the spring garden. Provide rich, well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3' + (90-100cm). Bulb size 24+ cm (TOP SIZE) Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £27.50
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Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima'
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima'
Red flowered form of the stately Crown Imperial. In spring, the tall, dark stems are topped by a ‘crown’ of upright leaves, under which hang clusters of yellow-stamened orange-red bell-flowers. Hardy bulb for rich, well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht. 3"+ (90-100cm).Bulb size 24+ cm (TOP SIZE) Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £27.50
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Fritillaria imperialis ‘William Rex’
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria imperialis ‘William Rex’
Dark bronze-red flowers distinguish this excellent variety of crown imperial. Hardy, spring flowering bulb for sun and fertile ground. Ht. to 3’ (90cm). Bulb size 24+ cm (TOP SIZE) Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £27.50
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Fritillaria meleagris AGM
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria meleagris AGM
The 'Snake's Head' is our only native fritillary, seen growing in large colonies in (mostly) protected sites. Although a native of water meadows, it is a fairly adaptable species and, whilst preferring a moist soil when grown in the open, it will tolerate drier conditions if given a position in dappled shade. The pendent flowers are mauve, chequered purple, although some white flowers, chequered...
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Fritillaria meleagris alba
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria meleagris alba
Selected white form of our native 'Snake's Head' fritillary.  Ht.12" (30cm) Bulb size 5+cmPack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £12.00
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Fritillaria michailovskyi
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria michailovskyi
Spring flowering hardy bulb with sparse, grey-green, lance-shaped leaves. From each flowering stem hang between 1-4 bell-shaped flowers, coloured brown at the base and bright yellow on the lower half, which flares slightly at the tips. Needs well-drained, but not sun-baked, soil in a sunny/part shady situation. Ht. 4-8" (10-20cm) Spread 2" (5cm).Bulb size 5+ cm Pack of 5 bulbs for £2.50 Pack...
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Fritillaria minuta
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria minuta
Rare Turkish species with flowers of brick-red or apricot-brown outside & amber-yellow within, April-July. Hardy bulb for sharply-drained soil & a site providing spring warmth but cool, dry shade in summer. Ht. usually 4-6" (10-15cm). Bulb size 6+ cm SORRY, BUT DUE TO CROP FAILURE THIS ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2016
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Fritillaria pallidiflora AGM
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria pallidiflora AGM
Large flowers of pale chartreuse, elegantly held above broad, grey-green foliage. A good garden fritillaria of sufficient size to have presence in the semi-shaded situation it prefers. Provide it with humus-rich soil and it will reward by bulking up well. Flowering in late spring/early summer at around 12" (30cm).Bulb size 10+cmPack of 3 bulbs for £6.50 Pak of 10 bulbs for £17.50
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Fritillaria persica
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria persica
A taller growing member of the family and stunning when bearing its spires of damson coloured bellflowers in spring. The lance-shaped leaves are grey-green and stand slightly upright on the stem. Hardy bulb for sun/part shade in well-drained soil. Ht. up to 5’ (1.5m).Bulb size 24+ cm (TOP SIZE) Pack of 3 bulbs for £8.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £22.50
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Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’
A very recent introduction & still scarce. All the drama of the species but the flowers are pale green-ivory.. It makes a lovely companion for F. persica & the latter’s damson flowers. Hardy bulb for a sunny, sheltered site & well-drained soil.Bulb size 20+cm Pack of 3 bulbs for £22.50
£22.50
Fritillaria pontica
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria pontica
Subtle green bellflowers with bronze markings within and at the petal edges. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves end in a ‘topknot’ of 3 at the flower base. A lovely spring flowering bulb for peaty soil in part shade. Hardy. Ht.12" (30cm).Bulb size 6+ cmPack of 5 bulbs for £3.00 Pakof 15 bulbs for £7.50
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Fritillaria raddeana
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria raddeana
Rare species, yet one of the easiest to grow. Similar to its close relative the crown imperial, but rather more subtle, with primrose-yellow flowers veined light green. Hardy bulb for a sunny site with well-drained soil. Flowering early spring. Ht.20-30" (50-75cm).Bulb size 14+ cmPack of 1 bulb for £7.50 Pack of 3 bulbs for £19.50
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Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Available to order from 1st July 2015
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Dainty bronze and gold pendant flowers on strong stems. Late spring/early summer flowering in partial shade. Naturalises well in soil which remains moist in the growing period, with drier summer conditions. Ht 8" Bulb size 6+cm Pack of 20 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 100 bulbs for £12.00
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