Today's bloom is Fritillaria 'Rubra Maxima' (Fritillaria imperialis)

Bloom of the Day for March 19th, 2013:

Type of plant: Bulbs

Bloom color: Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 5a to Zone 8b

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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

DavidofDeLand wrote:
That was a beautiful discription Arlene...and it brought images to my mind! ***************** 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!

sunkissed wrote:
Another very interesting bloom.