• Fritillaria persica

Fritillaria persica

Persian Lily
Size: Flowering sized bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Stunning exotic bulbous perennial
  • Tall spires of bell-shaped dusky purple flowers
  • Excellent drainage required
  • Fully hardy
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Description

Fritillaria persica, Persian Lily, is native to a wide area of the Middle East, growing on rocky well-drained soils and experiencing summer heat. It has tall stems up to 1m tall in height with magnificent racemes of bell-shaped flowers that are a dusky greyish purple in colour giving them the appearance of a dense spire of metallic bells.

It is a stunning plant with a very exotic appearance. The bulbs should be planted very deep, at least 20cm, and to prevent rot need to be laid on their side and given a generous bed of sharp sand and gravel. They prefer a deep rich soil, slightly alkaline and for best growth a few limestone chippings should be added to a very well-drained position which has had generous amounts of grit and gravel added to it. The bulbs are best left undisturbed. It is not uncommon for them to take a year to settle in to their permanent location, often not flowering until the second year. It is worth waiting for!

Additional Information

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Family Liliaceae
Sub-Family Lilioideae
Synonyms Fritillaria arabica, Fritillaria eggeri, Fritillaria libanotica, Fritillaria nobilis, Theresia libanotica, Theresia persica, Tozzettia persica
Geographical Origin Middle East: southeastern Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, southern Jordan, western Iran
Cultivation Full sun. A deep, rich, very well-drained alkaline substrate, placing the bulbs on their side in a thick bed of sharp sand and grit. Summer heat. Mulch in the winter
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Fully hardy if given good drainage

Fritillaria persica

Persian Lily
Size: Flowering sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

Regular Price: £3.99

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