When bulbs of the species Fritillaria imperialis were first brought from the Middle East back to English gardens, they caused quite a commotion. Few plants look as striking, blooming in late spring after the more traditional tulips and daffodils have faded. Lutea Maxima Fritillaria appears as a simple rosette of leaves and then sends up a magnificent flower cluster on the top of a 90cm (36″) stem. These unusual plants perform well in full sun to partial shade, and they’re hardy to Zone 5. Plus they are deer resistant for coastal gardeners. They look very grand planted singly in large ornate containers. Our flower bulbs for fall planting ship in September through fall while supplies last.
One bulb per package.