FRITILLARIA CONICA

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FRITILLARIA CONICA

$3.57 / packet

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Description

Cone-shaped flowers of pure, brightest citron-yellow open on short stems, above thick, glaucous green-grey foliage, in March. This rarely seen or offered endemic from a small area in southern Greece, is easy to grow and is excellent in a pot, but hardy enough for outside in a well drained sunny spot, where it never fails to make a good display. Very few seeds collected.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Lilaiceae

Common name:Cone fritillary

Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:10-25cm

Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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