Fritillaria acmopetala seeds

$4.80

A beautiful plant which is quite easily grown given the right conditions. It has delicate waxy nodding bells which are green with maroon outlines.

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Description

This beautiful plant has waxy bell shaped flowers which hang from delicate 30-40 cm stems. The flowers are a yellowish green which are striped with dark maroon. The plant has greyish green leaves . It likes a sunny to partially shaded position with free draining moist humus rich  soil during its growth period and a hot and dry free draining position in the sun during summer when it is dormant . It  can tolerate temperatures to -18 deg C.

Fritillaria acmopetala has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.

Sowing advice

Place the seed on the top of a pot which has been filled with moistened seed raising mix. Do not cover the seed. Fritillaria seed requires a period of cold (but not freezing) to initiate germination, so the pots can be left outdoors through the winter, in areas which have frosts, until they germinate which is usually in the Spring.

If you live in a region with mild winters, you will need to  to provide the cold period artificially by placing the pots in a plastic bag , seal the plastic bag and place in the fridge door at about 4 degrees centigrade for 2 months. After the 2 months place outside in a cool light place ( but not direct sun) . Check the seed regularly for any germination and remove those that germinate immediately to a bright place so that they get the required amount of light for photosyntheses. Seeds can sometimes germinate irregularly over a long period.

 

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Liliaceae

Maximum Height

45 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20