Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
In spring, unbranched stems ranging from 6 in. to 3 ft. high are topped by bell-shaped, nodding flowers, often unusually colored and mottled. Use in woodland gardens, rock gardens, or borders.
In fall, plant bulbs in porous soil with ample humus. Set smaller bulbs 3–4 in. deep and 6 in. apart; set largest ones (Fritillaria imperialis) 4–5 in. deep, 8–12 in. apart. Bulbs sometimes rest for a year after planting or after blooming, so put in enough for yearly display. All appreciate some winter chill and tend to perform poorly where summers are hot and dry. Reduce watering as foliage dies back in summer. Once it is gone, withhold water from F. biflora until fall. F. meleagris needs moderate to regular water during dormancy; the others require some summer moisture. Clumps seldom need dividing.Fritillaria biflora
California native grows 6–16 in. high, with one to six brownish, 1 1/2-in. bells on each blossom stalk. ‘Martha Roderick’ has rusty orange flowers with a white center.
California native grows 6–16 in. high, with one to six brownish, 1 1/2-in. bells on each blossom stalk...
This evergreen tree is native to the Sierra foothills, eastern side of Coast Ranges, and the interior ...
Tough, undemanding Mediterranean native to 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Forms a clump of stems clothed wit...