Fritillaria olivieri


Fritillaria olivieri has green bell shaped flowers with a brownish spine.

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Fritillaria olivieri has green bell shaped flowers with a brownish spine. Ideal for naturalising and great for planting by ponds or in meadow land or on rockeries. Fritillaria is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and North American plants in the lily family but has adapted to the UK very well. Fritillaries often have nodding, bell- or cup-shaped flowers, and the majority are spring-flowering.

Fritillarias are quite an extensive group of varieties and are pretty easy to grow. They will naturalise extremely well and as such are ideal for many areas of the garden that are left to naturalise.

Cultivation Instructions

Before planting Fritillaria olivieri cultivate the soil to a depth of 30cm ensuring good drainage. Plant in well-drained, humus rich soils and they can be left undisturbed for a number of years.  Add some grit or organic matter to the soil to help aid drainage.

Care tips:

Semi shaded areas of the garden ideally not in direct sunlight. They are ideal for planting amongst herbaceous plants or low shrubs. Once they have finished flowering allow the stems to die back and remove debris. In general plant the bulbs twice their height deep.

Feed regularly during the growing season with high potash and phosphate foods such as  bone meal or tomato food.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 12 inches (30-40cm)

Flowering Period: April

Aspect: Semi shaded woodland area.

Soil type: Free draining light, humus rich soils with added organic matter if possible.

Scented: N/A

Planting Depth: Approximately 3-4 inches below soil surface.

Planting distance: 10-15cms (8-12″)

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards

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