Persica Fritillaria

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10005650

Tall brooding burgundy towers, the Persica Fritillaria (Fritillaria Imperialis 'Persica') is a bit different than its cousins! But we love it all the same! Tall flower spikes full of deep dark red bells that open in turn from the bottom up, add depth and mystery to your landscape!

Persica features a lance-shaped green leafy fringe that lines the entire rest of the stem that can reach 30 inches in height, shooting above a mound of more lance leaves! Butterflies and bees will flock to these towering blooms and you'll love the drama they add to your garden, container displays, and floral arrangements!

Persica Fritillaria is hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8 and looks way more tropical than it should for a cold hardy perennial flowering bulb! Fast-growing and very easy to grow these low-maintenance mid-spring ephemerals form colonies and naturalize politely throughout the sunny landscape.

Planting and Application:

Fritillaria are must-haves for poolside and Rock Garden displays, as curiosities at the back of the garden border, or adding a tropical element to modern, architectural plantings. Best in rows and groupings, these bulbs mingle with Hollyhocks, and Allium, each playing off their whimsical looks against each other beautifully!

Persica Fritillaria makes a superior accent plant! They are architectural vertical elements, dramatic thrillers in pots and planters around sunny porches, become unique accents in front porch urns, or unique features in mixed planters on a sunny deck that pollinators will be drawn to!

  • Vertical Flower Spikes of Burgundy Bells
  • Low-Growing Clumps & Slender Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Friendly & Amazing Cut Flowers!
  • Naturalizing & Low-Maintenance
  • Fall-Planted, Early Spring-Flowering Perennial
  • Early Spring Color, Beds & Borders & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fritillaria are easy-to-care-for perennial bulb plants! They must have well-drained soil and lots of sunshine all growing season but can handle partial sun in hotter growing zones. In colder zones, plant deeper and mulch well so they can survive the winter. Add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results and provide moderate moisture during the growing season. Deer and rodent resistant, there are no pests or disease issues to worry about. In fact, their only issue is with soggy soil that will rot the bulbs. Deadhead once the flowers fade but keep the leaves to make food for the bulbs, then prune them back when the foliage yellows.

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Moderately Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Bloom, Prune to Ground When Leaves Yellow
  • Very Cold & Heat Hardy
  • Deer & Rodent Resistant

Order the unique Persica Fritillaria and enjoy their unique tropical beauty in your landscape! Be ready for tons of questions from the neighbors! Nature Hills will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Persica Fritillaria Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Fritillaria Imperialis 'Persica'
Mature Height 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Black
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 8 inches