Crown Imperial Fritillaria
Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea Maxima'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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!