Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'
Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'
Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'
Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'

Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'

Fritillaria 'Magic Bells'

1 bulb — £7.90

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Description

Fritillaria 'Magic Bells' produces handsome, twisted, grey-green leaves around its chunky stems. This is a lovely, tall fritillary. It is a combination of two very beautiful cultivars (F. 'Adiyaman' and F. 'Ivory Bells') and, as a garden plant, it is better in every way than the ordinary species, Fritillaria persica. But it is the flowering that we want, and ‘Magic Bells' has masses of nodding, pastel greenish white bell-shaped flowers, each with tints of dusky purple. Over time, these bells open out to reveal creamy stamens inside. The blooms appear all along the 65-90cm spikes, perhaps as many as 30 blooms per spike. 

If this is not enough to entice you, note that Fritillaria persica 'Magic Bells' also makes a good, and long-lasting, cut flower, giving indoor arrangements drama and theatre. Although this fritillary is hardy, it does best in a sunny border with some shelter at its back—just remember, this species originates from southern Turkey.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Fritillaria persica 'Magic Bells'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Bulb size

    20/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade, Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Fritillaria 'Magic Bells' 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 'Magic Bells' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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