Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'
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Flower Bulbsimperialis Aurora Bulbs UK - 2
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'
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Flower Bulbsimperialis Aurora Bulbs UK - 3
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'

"Orange crown imperial"

Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'

3 bulbs — £11.85

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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 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
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Description

Although some fritillarias may be subtle little beauties, there’s nothing shy about Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora'. Crown Imperial fritillarias wear a crown of pointed green leaves at the tips of their tall flower stems, and just beneath that, the crowning glory of their rich orange, pendulous blooms provides a striking display of colour. Thanks to its regal stature, Fritillaria imperialis 'Aurora' is sure to stand out, even when planted as a background for your brightly coloured spring garden flowers. On their own, crown imperials are a notable feature, combined with other blooms, they’re the top note of the floral harmony.

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 'Aurora'

  • Flower colour

    Orange

  • Bulb size

    22/+

  • 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

  • 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

Useful information

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

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

    • Plant your "Orange 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 'Aurora' 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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