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Red Crown Imperial Bulbs

These majestic plants create elegant focal points in the garden rising 2 to 3 ft. tall with enormous red flowers. (Fritillaria rubra)
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Price: $13.95

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Details:

Height: 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
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
Estimated 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 Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb. Unique scent helps keep animals away from your garden.
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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!
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

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  • Wood Hyacinth Bulbs Pink

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  • Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

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Reviews

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2.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

Has not pushed up thu ground yet

By Patty Cake

from West Bend Wisconsin

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Just Me

from Knox, Indiana

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

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 Accokeek gardener

from Maryland

Verified Reviewer

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 flower

      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 CMDPete

      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 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Where have all the flowers gone?

        By Robbie

        from Schenectady, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener

        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.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        did not grow

        By AVID GROWER

        from DURHAM NC

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        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Red Crown Imperial Bulbs:

              did not grow

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
              • Releasable Bulb Planter

                Releasable Bulb Planter

              • Wood Hyacinth Bulbs Pink

                Wood Hyacinth Bulbs Pink

              • Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

                Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

              Shipping

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

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              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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
              • Releasable Bulb Planter

                Releasable Bulb Planter

              • Wood Hyacinth Bulbs Pink

                Wood Hyacinth Bulbs Pink

              • Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

                Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

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