Native to Northeastern Turkey, Fritillaria michailovskyi (Michael’s Flower) is a bulbous perennial that grows up to 8-10 in. tall (20-25 cm) in a beautiful display of nodding, broadly bell-shaped, deep purplish-brown flowers adorned with bright yellow tips. Borne atop slender stems, the delicate flowers, 1 to 4 per bulb, are complimented by lance-shaped, narrow, gray-green leaves.
- Blooming occurs in mid to late spring.
- Specimens that receive what they need often continue to flower year after year in the same location.
- Plant in fall in a full sun to light shade area in moderately fertile, well-drained soil for best results. Well-drained soils are particularly important.
- Spectacular in groupings in borders, containers, rock gardens or naturalized areas.