Fox's Grape Fritillary

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Fox’s Grape Fritillary is an unusual heirloom bulb flowering with 1-2 blooms in meadows, rock gardens and lawns in mid-spring. The nodding, bell-shaped flowers have plum-colored outer petals, and the inner petals peek out in rich gold – giving Fox’s Grape Fritillary an exotic look. Foliage is green and spear-shaped and complements the unusual flower. (Fritillaria uva-vulpis)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing12 per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
SizeBag of 30
SKUAM017661

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Plant Information
(6-12” tall) It’s hard not to stare at Fox’s Grape Fritillary (Fritillaria uva-vulpis). The nodding bell-like blooms are unusually delicate and beautiful. Inner petals of gold are cloaked in glaucous purple outer petals – but not enough to hide the edges of their golden petticoats! The effect is stunning and you’ll find yourself wanting to grow even more. Fox’s Grape hails from Asia Minor and Iran and appreciates a well-drained, organically rich soil where the bulbs won’t rot due to overly wet conditions. Plant in the front of the border or naturalize in lawns and meadows – paying extra attention that this delicate flower is not out-competed by thuggish perennials or weeds. Fox’s Grape Fritillary can be planted densely at 12 per square foot, making sure that bulbs are at least 3” deep. Highly deer resistant and a lovely accompaniment to mid-season Daffodils.
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SKUAM017661
Common Name
Fox's Grape Fritillary
Botanical Name
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage
Lance-shaped gray-green leaves.
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
6 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 7-9.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 30
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Item Unit
Bulb
Neonicotinoid Free
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