Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 1
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 1
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 3
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 3
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 4
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 4
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 5
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 5
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 8
Flower Bulbsimperialis Rubra Maxima Bulbs UK - 8
Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

"Red crown imperial"

Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'

3 bulbs — £11.85

Autumn planting season is currently closed
i
Delivery schedule

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
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Available for (pre)ordering again in May
Free delivery on UK orders over £50
i
Shipping to the UK

UK orders over £50
Free shipping

UK orders under £50
£4.99

Northern Ireland orders under £50
£5.99

More info

40,000+ customers rate us 4.8/5
i
Reviews

Reviews.io      4.8   (26,059 reviews)

Trustpilot        4.7     (6,817 reviews)

Google           4.8     (7,211 reviews)

Shopify Planet
All deliveries are carbon neutral
i
Shopify Planet
Carbon neutral delivery

In cooperation with Shopify Planet and the Shopify Sustainability Fund, we are proud to be the first plant and flower bulb supplier able to:

— Ship carbon neutral;
— Remove atmospheric carbon;
— Store carbon for 1000+ years;
— Invest in reforestation;
— Invest in soil carbon storage.

How? Every time we ship an order, Shopify Planet automatically calculates our shipping emissions, and ensures high-quality carbon removal to neutralise our shipping footprint. Learn more

Description

Not all Fritillaries are subtle garden belles. The 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 deep orange 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

  • 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 '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 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

We ♥ our planet

We reduce waste by using recyclable packaging whenever we are able.

World class bulbs

We cooperate with the best growers to supply world class bulbs and plants.

We've got your back

Excellent customer care: Our service is rated 4.8 out of 5 by our customers.

Spoilt for choice

Biggest ever selection of
flower bulbs and plants online. Lots of exclusive varieties.

Size matters

You can expect top size flower bulbs and bare-root plants. Always.