Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 1
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 1
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
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Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

"Red crown imperial"

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

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Description

Not all Fritillaries are subtle garden belles. The red Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra' Maxima, also known as the Imperial Fritillary, is queen of the genus, and demands to be noticed. Not for her the need for a special little garden niche that allows her to be appreciated. She’ll announce her presence with a fanfare of red blooms suspended beneath a mop-top tuft of leaves at the tip of each tall flowering stem. Use your bold Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra' as a background planting for golden tulips and edge the bed with blue grape hyacinths, or dot the bulbs amongst other flowering plants for height variation.

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 'Rubra'

  • Flower colour

    Red, orange

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    22/+

  • 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 'Rubra' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Red 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 'Rubra' 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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