Fritillary
Fritillaria eduardii

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fritillaria (frit-il-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: eduardii

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:

12-18 in. (30-45 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Orange

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:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Sparks, Nevada

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 20, 2006, CarolMcK from Waterloo, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I am pleasantly surprised to have one growing in my zone 5a/4b rock garden this year, as I do not remember buying the bulb and have not moved anything in that bed in years. Perhaps a squirrel left a present?

Positive

On Mar 24, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant looks like a slightly refined Fritillaria imperialis. It's growing well on a sand mound covered with rocks in a low-water area of my garden. Other plants that like the same conditions: Agave spp, Penstemon palmeri, Achillea 'Moonbeam', Perovskia cvs., Eremurus stenophylla. It took an extra year to settle in before blooming.
The image (should appear soon) really IS F. eduardii, even though it looks so startlingly similar to F. imperialis.