Fritillaria Imperialis 2001
Fritillaria imperialis - Espoo, SF, May 2002
13.4.2002 - Fritillaria starting to grow..
Wonderful addition to any garden. Plant bulbs on their side to prevent rotting.
Fed with cornmeal, find that sometimes they only bloom every other year. Have been told to plant bulbs sideways on a bed of gravel to prevent rotting.
Fritillaria just as they are beginning to emerge on March 24, 2003, Zone 6.
Lovely speciman plant at 20-24" tall in late April 2005, Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b)
Natural backlighting reveals the purple-veined petals in late April 2005, Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b)
Crown Imperial - 5/8/2006
Bulb, starting late-autumn growth. Note the orafice that makes these susceptible to rotting.
Comes and goes in this area quickly and is quite sensitive. Just never know if it will or not!
Photo taken April 16, 2009
Whimsical blossoms in early May. The mad hatter of the spring garden. Fritillaria imperialis.
Will produce a large seed pods if blossoms are left on the stalk. Fritillaria imperialis
Huge drops of liquid at the petal bases
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/