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Yellow Crown Imperial - Pack of 3

Pack of 3
Item # 08170-PK-3
was $22.95
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Utterly Unique and Always Showstopping!

2½- to 3-foot stalks bloom in mid-spring.
An ancient bulb too seldom seen in American gardens, Crown Fritillary is a magnificent presence in the sunny spring garden. The blooms are set in a huge cluster beneath a bright tuft of green foliage, somewhat reminiscent of a pineapple. Lasting for many weeks, the flowers appear atop thick purple-streaked green stalks that bob in the spring breezes but need no support. Wow!

These clear, lemony yellow blooms are bell-shaped and pendant, dangling down and out in a wide skirt. Lean in for a sniff and you will be surprised -- they have a skunky aroma that doesn't play well in the dining room vase but makes them impervious to nibbling deer, rabbits, and other critters, so that they will grow in meadow and other open settings. Very long-lived, yellow Crown Fritillary naturalizes slowly over time, rewarding you with colonies of one-of-a-kind spring blooms.

Expect these plants to reach 2½ to 3 feet high, with a base rosette of foliage and a very thick flowerstalk. They are heavy feeders and appreciate rich, well-worked soil. Once planted, they need to be left alone, so don't cultivate too closely around them. That said, they need almost no attention throughout the year!

Crown Fritillary has been a part of gardens since at least 1590, and is utterly unique. No spring bulb garden is complete without it, and you may find that it becomes one of your very favorite plants. Give it a try this season! Zones 5 to 8. Pack of 3 bulbs.

Genus Fritillaria
Species imperialis
Variety 'Lutea'
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Season Mid Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size 2 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Heirloom
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands