• Persica Purple Fritillaria - 87105
  • Persica Purple Fritillaria - 87105
  • Persica Purple Fritillaria - 87105
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Persica Purple Fritillaria

Fritillaria persica

#87105
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With its dramatic form and coloring, this Purple Fritillaria (or Fritillaria persica) is tough to beat! Each stem of this exquisite plant produces 7 to 30 nodding bell-shaped flowers in a striking purple color. These tall plants are definite attention-grabbers and are sure to make an impression on visitors to your garden. Look great when combined with other purple, pink, or white blooms. Please note: this bulb should be planted on it's side in very well drained soil to avoid rotting.

  • Fritillaria require a full sun to partial shade location.
  • Well-drained soil is critical to health and growth of frtillaria bulbs; they are very susceptible to rotting in soils that do not drain well.
  • Amend the planting area with top soil or plant starter mix. The addition of organic matter such as compost, manure or peat is also necessary when amending your soil.
  • To help improve your soil structure, and make nutrients more readily available to the fritillaria bulbs add Kelp Meal when amending your soil.
  • Fritillaria bulbs have a hollow center from the previous year’s stem. This hollow center can easily collect water and lead to the bulb rotting over winter. To help prevent rotting from happening, plant the fritillaria bulb slightly on its side, with the roots facing the earth.
  • After amending your soil, plant your fritillaria bulbs 6” deep
  • Space your fritillaria 8-12” apart. Planting in groups of 3 or more will give the best appearance.
  • Water the planting area immediately after planting to eliminate air pockets. Fritillaria are very sensitive to rotting, any additional water in fall or winter is not suggested.
  • Apply a thick 2-3” layer of organic mulch to the planting area in mid to late fall.