(36”-48” tall) Ivory Bells Persian Lily (Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’) is a selection of the original purple Persian lily species native to rocky slopes in parts of the Middle East. Like the purple form, ‘Ivory Bells’ emerges in early to mid-spring as tall stems clothed in gray-green alternate leaves. That sturdy foliage is beautiful in its own right, but by mid-spring it has erupted with 7-30 nodding ivory bells with a greenish cast – stunning! A well-draining spot is essential for success, as ‘Ivory Bells’ can succumb to rot if kept too wet. Plant in a well-drained soil that is rich in organic material in full sun to partial shade. Afternoon shade is appreciated in areas with a very hot summer. Fritillaries often give off a mild musky scent when the sun warms them, which may have much to do with their excellent deer resistance. Plant bulbs 8” deep and space 9” apart.
Ivory Bells Persian Lily
Fritillaria Persica Ivory Bells
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Glaucous, lance-shaped gray-green leaves.
4 per sq. ft.
Plant 8" deep. Plant bulb at a 45 degree angle so that water doesn't sit in the stem hole of the bulb.
Mid to late spring
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|