Fritillaria michailovskyi (also called Michaelovski fritillary)
Spring – early summer flowering bulb, grown for attractive pendent flowers. Good for rock gardens and containers.
Spring to early summer flowers.
Upright flowering bulb. H: up to 20cm, S: 5cm.
Lance-shaped grey-green leaves grow out from upright stem.
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.
Full sun, partial shade.
Well drained, light soil that dries out slightly in summer. Doesn't tolerate wet soil when dormant.
Divide when over-crowded.
May need protecting from slugs, snails and lily beetles, but generally disease free.
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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