Fritillaria bulbs

Fritillaria summary

Height: 30-150cm
Spread: 5-45cm
Time to plant Fritillaria bulbs  August to September
Fritillaria bulbs flowering period  April to May

Fritillaria bulbsFritillaria bulbs planting instructions

Well-drained soil

Plant your fritillaria bulbs in sandy or medium loamy, well-drained soil for best results. Generally, fritillarias grow well in any type of garden soil, but they grow best in a moist swampy soil in an open garden, and can be easily cultivated in a relatively fertile soil. Fritillarias also perform well in fairly arid soils and, when mature, will tolerate drought.

Plant bulbs on their sides

It’s best to plant the rough and peeling fritillaria bulbs on their sides, or surrounded in sand, to prevent water from accumulating in their hollow tops. Plant them 4 to 5 inches deep and 6 inches apart.

Full sun to partial shade

A lightly shaded and sheltered location is ideal for cultivating fritillarias, but they will also tolerate full sun.

Fritillaria maintenance instructions

Fritillarias don’t need too much attention once planted. You should remove the flower heads after the blooms have faded and before it goes to seed. Allow the foliage to wither naturally each year, as this will allow the bulbs to replenish in preparation for next year’s display. Water your fritillaria often and generously in the spring until after it flowers, then hold back on water in the summer. Fritillaria is a great choice for areas with dry summers.

Enjoy your Fritillarias again next year

Fritillarias are one of the easiest flowering bulbs to grow, as the bulbs reproduce year after year. Fritillarias are propagated by division of bulbs in the autumn. Divide the bulbs in autumn and replant them straight away. Offshoots of the fritillaria bulbs are widely used to propagate these plants.

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