Flowering and growth height
36 - 40 inch
Plant depth
4 - 6 inch
Planting distance
8 - 10 inch
Attracting bees and butterflies
Yes
Suitable for pots and planters
No
Deer and rodent resistant
Yes
Scented
Yes
Suitable as cut flower
Yes

The impressive yellow crown - Imperial or Kaiser’s crown (Fritillaria imperialis ‘Lutea’) looks like a real crown on your garden! It has one, giant sturdy stem. On top of it are hanging several, big bell-shaped flowers with a big green ‘crown’. This variety stands tall and strong, overseeing its empire of other bulbous plants and field flowers. The sturdy stem of the Fritillaria Rubra grows up to 90-120 cm tall. It deserves a title that is worthy of a monarch, growing in a sunny spot with rich soil. This winter-sturdy Kaiser’s crown is the big cousin of the much smaller type – the snake’s head (Fritillaria meleagris) and is much loved by garden lovers. QFB Gardening does not only offer the Lutea (lat. Luteus = yellow), but also the ‘Rubra’ (lat. Ruber = red) and the ‘Aurora’ (orange-red).

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Attracting bees and butterflies Yes
Bulb/tuber size 20/24
Bulb type Fritillaria
Deer and rodent resistant Yes
Delivered as Flower bulb or tuber
Flower colour Yellow
Flowering and growth height 36 - 40 inch
Flowering period April, May
Hardiness zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Hardy Yes
Naturalising No
Number per m2 20
Per package 1
Place / Planting position Partial shade, Sun
Plant depth 4 - 6 inch
Planting distance 8 - 10 inch
Scented Yes
Suitable as cut flower Yes
Suitable for pots and planters No
Type of bulb Imperialis

Other information

  • First loosen the soil well where the flower bulbs will be planted. Then the soil is easier to work with.
  • Dig a hole and make sure it is 2 to 3 times as deep as the height of the fritillaria bulbs.
  • For the distance between the bulbs, make sure it is 2 times the diameter of the bulbs.
  • Plant the flower bulbs in the hole with the pointed side facing up or with the root base facing down.
  • Cover the fritillaria bulbs with soil and water them well.

Pre-orders can be placed until the first week of August, which will be shipped in the first half of September and delivered in October.