Fritillaria michailovskyi Bulbs, Purple,Yellow flowers
.Most people think, oh, bulbs come up in the spring, so that's when I should plant them. Wrong. Yes, spring is a great time for you to plant a lot of great things. But, if you wait until then well, you'll be waiting a whole year before you reap the benefits of your work.
Rising above all other plants in the garden mid-spring, this Red Fritillaria (or Crown Imperial) is full of elegance and grace. This focal point of your garden bears bright red/orange bells which look down on the rest of the world. Plant these in your garden to keep deer and pests away. Please note: this bulb should be planted on it's side in very well drained soil to avoid rotting.
This Fritillaria variety bears pendulous bell flowers that are a deep burgundy tipped with contrasting yellow. These low growing plants are best suited to rockeries or raised beds that allow the beauty of the blooms to display at their best. Height 8-10 Inches. Bulb size: 5/+ cm.
Fritillaria vary from small to tall, and Fitillaria offer unusual flowers in early spring. They come in a variety of different colors including pale blue, bright red and a soft pink. Add any kind of color to your garden with a beautiful Fritillaria flower.
Fritillaria have leafy stems carrying one to many alternate, opposite or whorled leaves, and one to several more or less pendent, bell-shaped flowers in a wide range of colors. Most varieties are in plain, chequered or striped shades of green and purple brown but there are species with yellow, white, pink, red and orange flowers. Bulbs should be planted in early fall and require sunny locations or dappled shade.
How to Grow Fritillaria Bulbs:
1. In the Fall, choose a spot that gets quite a lot of light and has good soil drainage.
2. Planting fritiallaria bulbs is fairly simple. You'll notice when you receive your bulbs that they will be rounded, perhaps with some roots on the bottom and a spike or indentation on the top. Some varieties will have a hole in the top instead of a spike. This is where last year's stem grew and is perfectly normal, even though it looks unusual. Fritillaria bulbs should be planted with the spike, indentation or hole pointing upwards and the roots down.
3. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 6 to 7 inch deep hole, drop the bulb into it (remember, spike points up!) and cover with soil.
4. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.
5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
6. Fritillaria bulbs will flower in the Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warm rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period. Leaves will also die back and start to yellow. At this point, you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves. - See more at: http://www.dutchgrown.com/fall-planted-bulbs/fritillaria/fritillaria-michailovskyi.html#sthash.ms1fmiiu.dpuf
Materials: White,Container,Spring,Fall Planting,Heirloom Bulb,Atropurpureum,Red And white,Tulipa,Great for Bouquets,Large Blooms,Excellent Cut Flowe,Deer Won t Eat