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Fritillaria acmopetala


Fritillary, Pointed-Petal Fritillary




Origin:  West Asia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, and southern Turkey.
Family
Liliaceae
Genus
Fritillaria
Species
acmopetala
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
6a - 8b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-10 - (-5)
Temperature (°F)
14 - 23
Height
10 - 50 cm
Spread
10 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
AprilMay
Landscape
Border planting, rock gardens and container planting.
Cultivation
Full sun. Well-drained soil with a pH of acidic, alkaline and neutral. Prefers loam, sand and chalk.
Shape
Upright and drooping.
Growth
Medium
Pests
Lily beetles and slugs. Susceptible to lily disease.
Habitat
Woodlands.
Leaf Description
Erect stems that are 30 cm long bearing scattered, narrowly lanceolate leaves. Lance-shaped or linear leaves.
Flower Description
1 - 2 terminal, nodding, bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers that are 3 - 4 cm long and have an inner tepal.
Colour Description
The flowers are pale green with a purple tinged tepal.
Notable Specimens
The A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Seed and division.
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