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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
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
4 per sq. ft.
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.