March 19th, 2013: Crown Imperial Fritillaria 'Rubra Maxima' (Fritillaria imperia

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

The Bloom of the Day for March 19th, 2013 was Crown Imperial Fritillaria 'Rubra Maxima' (Fritillaria imperialis).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2013-03-19

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

So stunning! Reminds me of the wild hats that used to be such a big part of the Easter Parade in NYC.

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

That was a beautiful discription Arlene...and it brought images to my mind!
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This is another incredible creation of God that I have been familiarized with,...and thanks for picking the pic' Sue...
You will likely be eating Tuna or some other product in a Sushi restaurant somewhere,.. that likely resembles this plant! Ha!

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Another very interesting bloom.

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