Persian Lily bulbs (Fritillaria persica) should be planted as soon as possible upon receipt in the garden, or into pots and planters. Store frost-free until planting! Potted bulbs are more than likely to be frost sensitive.
Plant these bulbs in a hole 3 times deeper than the size of the bulb - so a 2 cm bulb goes in a 6 cm hole. Plant Fritillaria persica bulbs 3 cm apart. Fork the soil well loose and plant the bulbs roots down. Fill the hole and water generously. Fritillaria persica will thrive in a fertile, well drained soil in your garden in full sun or part shade.
3x Fritillaria persica purple - BulbFritillaria persica
No fewer than 25 bells per stem!
Fritillaria persica (Persian Lily) is an unusual eye-catcher wherever it's grown! The tall flower stems each carry up to 25 deep purple bells - they can reach up to 1m tall. Once established, you can enjoy your Persian lilies for a long time to come because they naturalise themselves easily. The lovely long stems make a great addition to any bouquet and look great in a vase on the table too. Our advice? Order more than one pack of bulbs right now because this unusual bulb grows out to look its best when planted in groups among all your other plants in the border! It will then weave its own way amongst everything, tying all your border together into one lovely picture.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Fritillaria persica in a large planterPersian Lily (Fritillaria persica) with also thrive in a large planter for on the patio/decking. Layer the base with hydro-pellets to maintain good drainage. Always use fresh potting compost and add some sharp sand or gravel. Plant the bulbs 3 times deeper than the size of the bulb - a 2 cm bulb goes in a 6 cm hole. Do use a decent sized planter because these are pretty big plants. Protect the potted bulbs from frost - you could try lining the pot with bubble wrap before planting. If not, do store it frost-free, or wrap the whole pot in bubble wrap. Don't forget to water in dry periods.
Show morePersian Lily bulbs (Fritillaria persica) can stay in the same spot for years on end. The bulbs will thrive in drier soil with good drainage. You could plant them in the border or in a rockery and allow them to naturalise. Planted in groups scattered over the whole border, they will eventually weave through the entire bed. Such a lovely thing to see.
Cut off the overblown flower stems after flowering and all the energy collected by the foliage will go into the bulb for the following year.
if you grow these bulbs in a pot, keep it pretty dry once all foliage has died back. Pot up again in spring using fresh potting compost and water now and then.
Show morePersian Lily (Fritillaria persica) originated in Asia Minor - across Turkey, Syria and into Iran, Iraq and Israel. The hanging bell flowers come in a very dark purple colour. These unusual Fritillaria plants are sure to be noticed, especially when spread in groups across your garden or in large plant pots on the patio/decking.
- Extra information
Latin name Fritillaria persica Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period April - May Growing height 80 - 90 cm Planting distance 20 - 25 cm Planting depth 10 - 12 cm Circumference bulb 7 - 20 cm