Ivory Bells Fritillaria
Fritillaria persica 'Ivory Bells'
Ivory Bells Fritillaria flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A beautiful show stopping variety producing tall spikes of greenish-yellow pendant blooms that mature to ivory; a fantastic garden accent that is impressive when massed in a group; also excellent for containers
Ivory Bells Fritillaria features bold fragrant nodding chartreuse bell-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones rising above the foliage in mid spring. Its narrow leaves remain bluish-green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The grayish green stems can be quite attractive.
Ivory Bells Fritillaria is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ivory Bells Fritillaria is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ivory Bells Fritillaria will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 7 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Ivory Bells Fritillaria is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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