Fritillaria persica Ivory Bells

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Creamy white form of the original persica this seldom offered.

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Description

Fritillaria persica Ivory Bells has blooms of creamy white. This is a form of fritillaria persica and naturalises really well.

Fritillaria persica is a Middle Eastern species of flowering plant in the lily family Liliaceae, native to southern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Israel.

Fritillaria persica Ivory Bells is a robust bulbous perennial growing 30–60 cm (12–24 in) tall. Each plant has a colour range varying from deep purple to greenish brown.

Cultivation Instructions

Prior to planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 30cm and ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer.  Plant in well-drained, humus rich soil, where 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:

Sunny areas of the garden ideally not in direct sunlight. 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: 2-3 feet (60-90cm)

Flowering Period: April

Aspect: Sunny aspect.

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″)

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