Fritillaria michailovskyi
Garden Plant Information

Fritillaria michailovskyi

 

 

Name

Fritillaria michailovskyi (also called Michaelovski fritillary)

Genus  

Fritillaria

Species

michailovskyi

Cultivar/variety

 

General description

Spring early summer flowering bulb, grown for attractive pendent flowers. Good for rock gardens and containers.

Season of interest

Spring to early summer flowers.

Key horticultural features

  1. Upright flowering bulb. H: up to 20cm, S: 5cm.

  2. Lance-shaped grey-green leaves grow out from upright stem.

  3. Up to five, pendant reddish-purple bell-shaped flowers, borne in late spring to early summer, with a yellow edge on the outside and a shiny yellow and dark red interior.

Cultural details

Aspect

Full sun, partial shade.

Soil

Well drained, light soil that dries out slightly in summer. Doesn't tolerate wet soil when dormant.

Hardiness

Fully hardy.

Maintenance

Divide when over-crowded.

 

May need protecting from slugs, snails and lily beetles, but generally disease free.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or winter or bulb offsets in summer. If sowing seed, they will need exposure to winter cold to prompt germination.

 

 

 

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Published: 19-09-2005

Updated:   14-01-2006