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Ivory Bells Persian Lily

SKU: AM017660
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Ivory Bells Persian Lily is a hard-to-find selection of this well-known purple heirloom bulb. The gray-green twisted foliage is identical to that of the purple species, but the nodding bell-shaped flowers held on the top third of the stems are a beautiful ivory-green. Grow with purple Persian lily for a fabulous combination in the garden! Deer resistant. (Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’)
key features
Botanical Name
Fritillaria Persica Ivory Bells
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


(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.