Red Crown Imperial Bulbs

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These majestic Crown Imperial plants create elegant focal points in the garden rising 2 to 3 ft. tall with enormous red flowers. (Fritillaria rubra)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Size Bag of 1 - Bulb Size: 20/24 cm
SKU 63MIBU1
Crown Imperial Lilies create elegant focal points in the garden. The elegant umbrella-like flowers stand tall and look down at your other plants. Rubra is the most popular red, and will be like a beautiful sentinel rising over your other flowers. Spectacular!
SKU 63MIBU1
Common Name Crown Imperial
Botanical Name Fritillaria rubra
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 36-40" tall
Bulb Size 20/24 cm
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 8" deep. Plant bulb at a 45 degree angle so that water doesn't sit in the stem hole of the bulb.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb. Unique scent helps keep animals away from your garden.
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsRed Crown Imperial Bulbs
 
2.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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2.0

1 of 3 bulbs bloomed...but great customer service!

By 

from Lebanon, ME

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

      Only 1 of 3 bulbs bloomed and it was very short lived. All bulbs came up, but dried out and died back quickly. I did plant at the 45 degree angle as recommended. When I contacted customer support they were very helpful and responsive. They stood by their guarantee and issued me a credit for the bulbs. I was extremely impressed by the customer service and will definitely continue to order from American Meadows. All other bulbs I've purchased from AM bloomed beautifully.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love them

      By 

      from Des Plaines, IL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Show Stopping

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Center Of Round Garden
        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Where People Can View

        Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

        Plant on the strip between the sidewalk and the street.People driving and walking by have stopped to take pictures.

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Has not pushed up thu ground yet

        By 

        from West Bend Wisconsin

        About Me Getting Started

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        Pros

        • Has Not Come Up Yet

        Cons

        • Has Not Come Up Yet

        Best Uses

        • Not Sure Has Not Come Up

        Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

        We have had an unusually cold Winter/Spring. I am still waiting for the plant to break ground. I gave as gift to my daughter and daughter-in-laws, all who live within a 40 mile radius of me and none of theirs has come up yet either. We are hopeful that once we get warmer temps they will come up and that they did not freeze this Winter.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Knox, Indiana

        About Me Getting Started

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        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

        Very good conversation starters

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Fritillaria Rubra

        By 

        from Maryland

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Bulbs Rotted Did Not Gro

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

            Bulbs rotted even with the best care to avoid rain getting into the center of bulbs. Love the plants but hard to grow.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            these are absolutely wonderful bulbs ! I

            By 

            from orange cty NY

            About Me I try hard I love flowers

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Very showy regal looking
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Absolutely NO CONS

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Large Areas
            • Look best in gardens

            Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

            these bulbs are great ! they are large and when in bloom are royal looking ! I liked how they bloomed so much I ordered 1/2 doz more (3 each color) they kept the little critters from digging near them too ! GOOD BUY !

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Okay.

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

            • Stinky

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

              Planted three of these bulbs and got two plants. They have a pretty strong skunk-like odor when they first come up. They stand tall above all of my other flowers and add a lot of interest to my flower bed. They pop up later than other bulbs, but grow much faster.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Where have all the flowers gone?

              By 

              from Schenectady, NY

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions

              Cons

              • No flower buds

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

              This fritillaria was really disappointing. The plant is about a foot tall, but there are no flower buds. I know it's not too early for buds, because the yellow one next to it has some.

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              • Personal

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              did not grow

              By 

              from DURHAM NC

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                    Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

                    did not grow

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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