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PlantFiles: Crown Imperial Fritillaria
Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea Maxima'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fritillaria (frit-il-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: imperialis (im-peer-ee-AL-is) (Info)
Cultivar: Lutea Maxima

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ms_peteshill On Jun 27, 2012, ms_peteshill from Orient, NY wrote:

The plant is said to repel mice and rats.
The plant often naturalizes in my area (Eastern Long Island, NY).

Positive tripletmomma2K On May 2, 2006, tripletmomma2K from Macomb, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted 3 of these last fall, of which they all came up... but only 1 bloomed. I'd give it a neutral, since I now know that bloom times can vary by as much as 8 years... but the one that did bloom was so beautiful, I can't give it anything but a positive. What a beautiful specimen!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Juneau, Alaska
Palatine, Illinois
Elkhart, Indiana
South Amana, Iowa
Quincy, Massachusetts
Macomb, Michigan
Holmes, New York
Orient, New York
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kalama, Washington
Vancouver, Washington



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