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How do you plant Aurora Fritillaria?

How do you plant Aurora Fritillaria?

Plant in fall in a full sun or partial shade area (some shade is particularly important in warmer climate zones) with moderately fertile, sandy and moist but well-drained soil for best results. The soil must drain quickly and thoroughly; heavy soil will definitely need the addition of extra sand.

How do you plant Crown Imperial bulbs?

Start the bulbs on their sides to further reduce risk of rot. Bury them five inches (12 cm.) deep in the autumn in an area that will receive full sun in the spring. At full maturity, the plants will spread to 8-12 inches (20-30 cm.)

How tall does a Fritillaria imperialis flower grow?

Shorter than most crown imperials, Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora’ is a bulbous perennial boasting a beautiful display of bright golden-orange, pendant, bell-shaped flowers topped by a crown of small leaves and rising at the end of an upright stem bearing lance-shaped, glossy leaves. Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm)

How big does a crown imperial flower get?

Flowers Crown imperial, Fritillaria imperialis, is a handsome giant. Everything about it is large – the bulbs are fist-size and the robust flower stems can reach 1.2m in good soil, with pendent bell-shaped flowers typically 5-8cm long and wide.

Where do you plant crown imperial flower bulbs?

Sow Crown Imperial bulbs deep into the soil, ten to 11 inches beneath the surface of the soil. Planting the bulbs at this depth allows the plants to draw water from deep within the lower layers of soil. Space plants about eight to 12 inches apart from one another and apart from any other plant.

How often should you water Fritillaria imperialis bulbs?

Water only once every 1-2 weeks and keep the soil dry for a few days before watering again. This will prevent the bulbs from rotting. Spectacular in groupings of 6-12 bulbs.