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Fritillaria elwesii (Lebanese Fritillary)

Lebanese Fritillary

Fritillaria elwesii, Lebanese Fritillary, Spring Bloom, Mid Spring bloom, Late Spring bloom
Fritillaria elwesii, Lebanese Fritillary, Spring Bloom, Mid Spring bloom, Late Spring bloom

Native to southern Turkey, Fritillaria elwesii (Lebanese Fritillary) is a bulbous perennial with nodding, pale green, broadly bell-shaped flowers, streaked with rich maroon, that sweep out to flaring edges. Blooming in late winter to mid-spring, the eye-catching flowers display occasional hints of gold in the throat. Borne on thin stems, they are complimented by narrowly, lance-shaped, green leaves. A vigorous grower, this graceful Fritillaria species is suitable for sunny borders or rock gardens. Visually ideal for spring containers too where the subtle charm of the dangling flowers can be appreciated up close.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm).
  • Plant in fall in a full sun to part shade area in well-drained soil.
  • Charming in groupings in borders, containers, and rock gardens.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Fritillaria
Common names Fritillaria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Winter
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 6" - 9"
(15cm - 23cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Fritillaria
Common names Fritillaria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Winter
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 6" - 9"
(15cm - 23cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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