Fritillaria lutea, commonly known as the Yellow Fritillary or Crown Imperial, is a striking and unique flowering bulb. Native to various parts of Europe and Asia, it is renowned for its impressive appearance and distinctive features. It typically reaches a height of 50-100cm and consists of a central, upright stem crowned by a cluster of bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are quite large, and they hang downward from the stem, creating a visually arresting display. The colour of the flowers is a vibrant yellow, often described as golden or sulfur yellow, which stands out vividly against its surroundings.
To thrive, Fritillaria lutea requires well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight. It is a hardy plant that can tolerate a range of soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soils. Plant the bulbs in the autumn for spring blooming. Because of its size and striking appearance, Fritillaria lutea is often used as a focal point in garden beds, borders, or even large containers.
Height: 50-100cm. Plant 20cm apart in a sunny or part shady position. Flowers: April/May
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