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Looking a bit more like a flamboyant garden ornament than a plant, this fritillaria produces a stout 36-48" tall stalk topped with a cluster of red blooms. Flowers are marked with pronounced veining, decorated with black interiors and odd white dots at petal bases that produce nectar, giving the plant the name "Tears of Mary".
Site Crown Imperial fritillarias out of the wind to protect their head-heavy flower stems. Also, these flowers produce a scent that argues for far-from-the-patio placement. The scent helps repel pest animals but isn't conducive to use as cut flowers.
|Botanical Name:||Fritillaria imperialis Red|
|Common Name:||Imperial lilies, Imperials, Kaiser's crown|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 5-8S/9W|
|Flower Color:||Bright red flowers|
|Height:||3 feet tall|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||20+ cm (circumference)|
|Pkg. Count:||3 big bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Fritillaria Planting Guide|
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