Fritillaria persica

Fritillaria persica
Fritillaria persica

Fritillaria persica is a much sought after species. Originally from Southern Turkey through to Iran. With such a wide spread this is a species varies in color and form a great deal.

Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’ is a near white form growing to nearly 3ft tall. Purple forms are more common. Individual plants may carry 10-30 flowers.

Fritillaria persica Care

Like nearly all of the genus, this is species that requires a well drained soil and a sunny position. Plant bulbs 6in deep and keep dry when dormant.

Being a tall growing species and with such a wonderful mass display of flowers it is a bulb that can be focal point in the garden when in full flower.

Planting

Like most bulbs they look great in clumps. We like 7 – 10 in a group, and unevenly spaced for a more ‘natural’ look.

They grow equally well in the rock garden and in a well drained container in full sun to part shade.