Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'
Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'

Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'

"Shiny persian lily"

Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite'

1 bulbs — £6.90

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Description

Fifteen years of breeding and selection has resulted in the stunning Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite' — a shiny Persian lily. In late-spring and early-summer it produces clusters of flowers on 90cm stems, and these flowers are absolutely wonderful. Looking as though they are polished and buffed to a metallic-like shine, the large, hanging florets are in shades of purple, mahogany and plum, darkening to near purple-black. Fritillaria persica 'Purple Dynamite' progressively open from the bottom upwards. And the bright green leaves are almost as shiny!

Also, it’s unusually tall for a spring-flowering bulb, therefore making a grand statement when planted among other tall-flowering blooms such as tulips and narcissi.

The ancestors of this Fritillaria originated in southern Turkey. As such, 'Purple Dynamite' prefers a hot, sheltered site. However, it is also robust and fully hardy. It’s ideal for free-draining sunny borders, and looks particularly good alongside the cream-flowered Fritillaria 'Ivory Bells' — the two plants contrast beautifully.

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 persica 'Purple Dynamite'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Bulb size

    20/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • 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 'Purple Dynamite' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Shiny persian lily" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Fritillaria 'Purple Dynamite' 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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