April Flower: Imperial Fritillary

Imperial fritillaries are the first whopper garden bulb to flower in spring. You’ve got alliums, lilies and eremurus later, but it’s the good old crown imperial which gives you drama early in the year

fritillaria imperialis

fritillaria imperialis orange


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Well, I learn something every day!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s what keeps us going I believe!

      1. Sue says:

        Absolutely! 😀

      2. Dina says:

        🙂 Lovely work!
        Happy Holidays to you all,
        Dina, Klausbernd and our two Bookfayries Siri and Selma

  2. Sammy D. says:

    Another one I haven’t seen in the states. The third photo elicited a “uhhh (intake breath) WOW”. It is gorgeous!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are somewhat impressive. Never grown them, but they seem popular in woodland gardens.

      1. Sammy D. says:

        They look like a moist forest plant. Quite lovely

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Hahaha your Snakeshead inspired me to post one of these that I saw at Glastonbury yesterday!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are gorgeous impressive flowers aren’t they? I wonder if it is possible to grow one in a container?

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Yes, the one in my photo was in a big pot and was the biggest and heathiest I’ve ever seen!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I must hop over and take a look 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very imperialistic 🙂

  4. I think I’ve found a new floral love.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Gilly reckons I can grown them in a container so I shall have a go next year (well I suppose one plants them in the autumn so this year really).

  5. restlessjo says:

    Too good to be true! Where did you find these?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Stockton-Bury Garden in Herefordshire – opened again on April 1 so I just had to go and have a wander around didn’t I? And they do a very nice Cajun chicken sandwich too 😀

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