Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'

"Crown imperial"

Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'

1 bulbs — £14.95

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You can expect your order in September 2022

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Description

Just when you thought Crown Imperial fritillaries couldn’t look any funkier, along comes Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata' with its dapper gold-margined foliage for extra snazzy appeal! Powering through your planting schemes in spring every year, this fearless variety shows off a dashing crown of glowing orange blooms at the top of its tall stem, along with green and yellow pineapple tuft of foliage on the top. A real exotic treat, it undoubtedly introduces a steamy tropical feel to the garden which you can enjoy from as early as March – what better way to get geared up for the new season ahead?!

This towering fritillary makes a big statement wherever it is. Fabulously fruitful in the garden but also in the home as an impressive cut flower, it’s well worth planting plenty of these so you can afford to snip a few from the garden to show off indoors in a big vase!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata'

  • Flower colour

    Orange

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated

  • Bulb size

    20/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • 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

  • 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 imperialis 'Aureomarginata' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

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

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Fritillaria imperialis 'Aureomarginata' 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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