This outstanding fritillary bears over 20 pendent bells, which range from chocolate-brown to dark purple-black in colour, on tall flower stalks holding silver-green leaves. This superb West Asian late spring flower is one of the more tolerant species, flourishing best in good soil in a hot well-drained spot or even in a large container, which it will fill with bulbs to bursting in just a few 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.
Packet Content:8 (Approx)