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FRITILLARIA collina (10 SEEDS) yellow with purple checkered pattern Perennial - B00XFQU7KO

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  • Fritillaria persica is a species of flowering plant of the genus Fritillaria in the family Liliaceae, native to southern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Israel. It is a robust bulbous perennial growing 30–60 cm tall.

  • Large, broad wide-shouldered bells of vivid chrome yellow dotted inside with blood-red. These large bells are held on quite short stems which then elongate to about 20cm. These are clothed with attractive, alternate greyish foliage.

  • Very lovely and not difficult outside, unmolested in the garden where it enjoys standard 'frit' conditions (fertile, well-drained and sunny) although it does not want too much dryness in summer. Sowing: Sow March to September or October to February. Seeds need a period of cold to germinate. They can be left outdoors to go through the seasons naturally or germination hastened by “stratification” (imitating the seasons)

  • Sowing March to September. Hastening germination by using stratification. Sow seed compost or something similar, place each container in a polythene bag and put into the refrigerator (not the freezer compartment) for 2-3 weeks. After this time place the containers outside in a cold frame or plunge them up to the rims in a shady part of the garden border and cover with glass or clear plastic. Some of the seeds may germinate during the spring and summer and these should be transplanted when large enough to handle. The remainder of the seeds may lay dormant until next spring. Germination is irregular often over several months. As each seed germinates transplant it almost immediately into its own pot. Sowing October to February. Sow the seeds compost, covering them with a thin layer of compost. After watering, place the seed container outside against a North wall or in a cold frame, making sure they are protected against mice, and leave them there until the spring. The compost should be kept moist but not wet at all times, if the seed containers are out in the open then some shelter has to be given against excessive rain.

  • In the spring bring the seed containers into the greenhouse or indoors on to a well lit but not sunny windowsill and keep the compost moist. This should trigger off germination. If the seeds do not germinate in the spring keep them in cool moist conditions throughout the summer. Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays to grow on. Plant out in spring into well drained soil. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out. Cultivation: Grows well in most fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils and prefers cool, moist summers. Divide offsets, or collect and sow ‘rice-grain’ bulbils in late summer. Handle the fragile bulbs carefully and plant at four times own depth. Plant Uses: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flowers Borders and Beds, Rock Garden or Wildflower Gardens. Suitable for rock garden, raised bed or naturalising in grass

  • FRITILLARIA collina (10 SEEDS) yellow with purple checkered pattern Perennial - B00XFQU7KO