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Variegated Crown Imperial

Bold color and unusual form

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  • Glossy, variegated, twisting leaves
  • Stalk produces eight bell-shaped flowers
  • Stands out in back borders
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 34 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring
  • Ship As: BULB
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Variegated Crown Imperial

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Bold color and unusual form make the Variegated Crown Imperial a standout in back borders. Glossy, variegated, twisting leaves emerge in early spring and are followed by a thick flower stalk that produces up to 8 drooping, bell-shaped flowers in orange, red or yellow. A cluster of pointed, upright, leaflike bracts form a crest above the flowers. Native from Turkey to Kashmir, Crown Imperial looks best when planted in groups in sunny mixed perennial flowerbeds. Plant the bulbs in well-drained soil. Deer tend to avoid. Fritillaria imperalis 'Aureomarginata'

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameFritillaria imperalis 'Aureomarginata'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK FL GU HI PR
  • Spread8 - 12 inches
  • Spacing8 - 12 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateMid spring
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 8" deep and 8-12" apart. Good drainage is essential. Bulbs of all fritillaria are fragile and must be handled with care. It is important to keep bulbs protected and slightly moist. Do not let bulb dry out.
  • Winter CareMulch +/- 2". Leave a layer of mulch on during flowering season.
  • Flower Color:red, orange, yellow
  • Flower FormBell-shaped flowers in clusters hang below a tuft of foliage.
  • Foliage TypeLeaves at the base of the stem are either in whorls or alternate, upper part of stem is bare except for tuft at top above flowers.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained but will tolerate a wide range of soils.
  • PruningLet foliage die down naturally. Leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.
  • ShippedBULB
  • Height/Habit34 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateModerate. Large bulbs often take a year to settle in after planting.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5A 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
6A & 6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
7B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
8A & 8B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
9A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

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