Fritillaria sewerzowii is a relatively rare variety and has brownish purple coloured bells with hues of dusky yellowish green. It is a very sturdy plant and prefers to be grown in the shadier areas of the garden that do not dry out. Fritillarias are quite easy to grow and will naturalise extremely well.
Fritillarias are quite an extensive group of varieties and are pretty easy to grow. Fritillaria sewerzowii will naturalise extremely well and as such are ideal for many areas of the garden that are left to naturalise.
Before 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 solid and they can be left undisturbed for a number of years. Add some grit or organic matter to the soil to help aid drainage.
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.
Flowering Height: 12-16 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.
Planting Depth: Approximately 3-4 inches below soil surface.
Planting distance: 10-15cms (8-12″)
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