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Crown Imperial

Attracts Butterflies, Not Deer!


With a unique form and red or yellow color, this exotic plant lures butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Each 24-36 in. stem features a "crown" of large bell-shaped blooms in mid to late spring. Prefers full sun. Zones 3-8. 20-22 cm bulbs.
  • Zone 3 - 8(-40° F.)
  • Height 24-36 inches
  • Shade Required Full Sun/Part shade

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  • Yellow Crown Imperial -1 bulb per offer
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  • Botanical Name: Fritillaria imperialis
  • Height: 24-36 inches
  • Spacing: 9-12 inches apart
  • Depth: 8 inches deep
  • Spread: 12-14 inches
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun/Part shade
  • Color: Various (Red, Yellow, and Orange)
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid to Late Spring
  • Form: 20-22 cm bulb
  • Flower Form: Topped with a crown veined in rich gold.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-Drained fertile soil
  • Growth Rate: Should grow to mature height and bloom first season
  • Pruning: Allow the foliage to die down naturally. Leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.
  • Size: 20-22 cm bulb
  • Comments: They are most effective in groups of three or more for 3 - 5 foot area. Needs winter protection. Remove flowers as they fade. Leave foliage intact until it dies back naturally. Feed with a 5-10-5 fertilizer in the fall and as growth emerges in the spring. The strong smell of the bulbs does repel moles and other burrowing animals but the customer should not rely on this alone.

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