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Fritillaria acmopetala (Pointed-Petal Fritillary)

Pointed-Petal Fritillary


Native to Cyprus, Fritillaria acmopetala (Pointed-Petal Fritillary) is a bulbous perennial with up to 1-2 nodding, pale green, broadly bell-shaped flowers per stem, streaked with rich maroon and reflex at the tip. Blooming in mid to late spring, the eye-catching flowers are complimented by narrowly, lance-shaped, scattered, green leaves. A tolerant species suitable for a sunny border or rock garden. An unexpected green beauty for the container where the subtle charm of the dangling flowers can be appreciated up close.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 8-12 in. tall (20-30 cm).
  • Plant in fall in a full sun to part shade area in organically rich, moist but well-drained soil for best results.
  • Charming in groupings in borders, containers, rock gardens.
  • Cut back when foliage turns yellow at the end of the season
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Fritillaria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Depth 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Fritillaria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Depth 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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