Fritillaria 'Helena'
Fritillaria 'Helena'
Fritillaria 'Helena'

Fritillaria 'Helena'

Fritillaria 'Helena'

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

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

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Description

This new variety of crown imperial is already turning heads! A beautiful and sophisticated beauty, Fritillaria 'Helena' doesn’t try too hard but still manages to draw everyone’s attention. She bears her blooms in elegant drooping clusters atop sultry dark stems, and her petals are a soft and subtle shade of primrose yellow. Both romantic and modern, this yellow crown imperial gives an original twist to a spring border, adding valuable height as well as great interest.  

Use Fritillaria 'Helena' to add pops of soft yellow to combine with other spring blooms. There are so many possibilities for deploying these adaptable plants to great effect: imagine them rising up among a bed of forget-me-nots, grouped along pathways or combined with tulips or wallflowers in pastel shades for a soft and dreamy effect. All Fritillaria imperialis 'Helena' require to do their best is a sunny spot with well-draining soil, almost too easy for such an impressive flower, yet you’ll have visitors marvelling at your gardening skills! 

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 imperialis 'Helena'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Bulb size

    18/20

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • 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

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Fritillaria 'Helena' 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 'Helena' 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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