Fritillaria ulva-vulpis - foxes grape fritillary - 1 bulb

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A beautiful and dainty spring bulb, very rarely seen and one for the connoisseur- yet easy to grow and enjoy year after year. It originates in the Middle East which means it smiles through cold winters and scorching summers alike.

The Royal Horticultural Society tweeted it is a "Fantastic Fritillaria"

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Read our Top Ten Tips on growing bulbs; and see step by step photos of how to plant bulbs.

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Fritillaria ulva-vulpis - foxes grape fritillary, fox's grape fritillary

APPEARANCE : Bell-shaped flowers that are purple-steel grey on the outside, gold inside, with a gold rim to each petal, each on long slender stems. The species is found in the wild in Iran, where summers are hot and winters are cold.
USE IN : Plant as a flowering border below deciduous trees or group closely in pots for bright spring flowering colour.
PLANTING : Bulbs thrive in free draining soil. Prepare clay soil using a clay-breaker and add well composted manure or mulch to help with drainage. Add grit or gravel to your planting holes if your soil is heavy, or plant up into containers. Cover soil with a good layer of mulch to help regulate soil temperature. Bulbs prefer an open sunny location or filtered sun in warmer climates.
CARE : Once planted, water the soil to set the bulb in place. An occasional light watering is all that's needed until the first flowers appear. Water and feed weekly or if the soil becomes dry, give a good deep water (bulbs are generally at least 5 cms below the surface). Once flowering is finished leave plants to die back, it's not the prettiest sight but don't be tempted to trim the yellowing foliage. The nutrients are being drawn back into the bulbs for next year. When the bulbs die back completely remove spent foliage and leave in place for next season. Or remove for storage - gently dig up bulbs, wash soil away using water and a soft brush for stubborn spots. Place bulbs in a cool shady spot to dry, then store in a dark, well ventilated room. Paper bags are ideal, remember to label each variety!
CLIMATE : Cool to sub-tropical

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Late Summer - early Winter  20cm 5cm 30-50cm Spring

 Contains 1 bulb.

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