Fritillaria 'Minaret'
Fritillaria 'Minaret'

Fritillaria 'Minaret'

Fritillaria 'Minaret'

1 bulb — £7.90

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

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Description

This stunning fritillaria — known as the Persian lily — is at its very best in late-spring and early-summer. Fritillaria persica 'Minaret' produces densely-packed clusters of bell-shaped flowers on 70-80cm stems, and these flowers are absolutely stunning. In shades of purple-black, they progressively open from the bottom upwards. The flower spikes are accompanied by bluish-green, lance-shaped leaves. Fritillaria 'Minaret', as suggested by its name, is tall and slim — not a common feature among spring-flowering bulbs, therefore it makes a grand statement when planted among other spring plants!

The ancestors of this fritillaria originated in southern Turkey. As such, it prefers a hot, sheltered site. However, it is also robust and fully hardy. It’s ideal for free-draining sunny borders, and looks particularly good alongside other fritillaries, including Fritillaria 'Ivory Bells' and Fritillaria 'Green Dreams'.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Fritillaria persica 'Minaret'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    20/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Fritillaria 'Minaret' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Fritillaria 'Minaret' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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