'Bicolor' is a rare form of Fritillaria persica with tall spires of pendulous bells in shades of dusky purple and pastel green.
'Bicolor' is a rare form of Fritillaria persica with tall spires of pendulous bells in shades of dusky purple and pastel green. A florist's favourite, they make cut flowers to be treasured. Plant the bulb sideways to prevent rotting and mix sand or grit into the planting hole. Winter mulch in cool zones or afternoon shade in warmer ones. Good for naturalizing, most fritillaries contain poisonous alkaloids that protect them from rodents.
Common Name: Persian Fritillary
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes in Turkey, Syria, Iran, Jordan and Israel.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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