Fritillaria michailovskyi is an unusual and striking dwarf fritillary, with several bell-shaped flowers, borne in late spring to early summer, and which are very dark purple with a bright yellow band at the outer end of each petal, and a shiny yellow and dark red interior. It can be easily grown in a pot, or even outside in a sunny, well-drained bed or a trough. Lance-shaped grey-green leaves grow out from upright stem.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb
Packet Content:20 (Approx)