Creamy-yellow coloured, nodding, bell-shaped flowers, delicately pencilled in green and brown, appear in early summer, bearing lance-shaped, silvery-grey leaves along the stems. The flowers are unusually large and attractive making them ideal for a moist shady spot in the garden where they will thrive for years and bulk up where happy, although they do well in containers too. Fritillaria pallidiflora is amongst the last of this lovely group of plants to flower. These plants deserve their RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) and originated from the Russian/Chinese border, but have been grown in cultivation for many years.
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)