Waxy, bell-shaped, scented flowers of pale green, tinged maroon at the base, arise in April and May. This is an ideal bulb for growing in a rock garden, raised bed, cold greenhouse or cold frame rather than the normal wet garden soil. Among the easiest of all fritillarias, it will naturalize with fair reliability, prefering moist rich soil for spring, but dryer for summer & winter. Fritillaria pontica is native to mountains in Albania, Bulgaria, northern Greece and western Turkey.
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)