If you are looking for an easy variety, Fritillaria Acmopetala is a great introduction to this fascinating genus. Readily available for sale online, these are a plant and forget bulb.
With its attractive pendulous bell shaped flowers Fritillaria Acmopetala which emerge a subtle olive green and brown tinged in late spring these bulbs are originally from Turkey and surrounding areas and do require a dry dormancy like other Fritilaria bulbs.
Usually available for sale in Australia from February through to April, they are best planted immediately.
Fritillaria Acmopetala Care
Bulbs are usually sold in late summer ready for planting.
For impact, plant Fritillaria Acmopetala bulbs in groups of 8 – 10 in part shade to full sun in a well drained position.
Fritillaria Acmopetala bulbs do well in the rock garden or a well drained pot.
A fertile soil is required so if growing in containers remember to repot every three years as the potting mix becomes exhausted.
- Plant Type – Bulb
- Flowering period – Spring
- Flower colour – Olive green with red tones.
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Height – To 40 cm
- Position – Full sun
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Frost tolerant – Yes.
Fritillaria Acmopetala Bulbs are available for sale from the following growers
'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
Including a large range of Rare and unusual bulbs, corms and perennials
400 Huon Rd South Hobart TAS 7004
Cool climate bulbs for the collector and the gardener. Wide range of crocus, cyclamen, galanthus and fritillaria in Australia
P.O. Box 369 New Norfolk TAS 7140
Huge range of Spring and Summer flowering Bulbs
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
365 Lighthouse Rd Wynyard. TAS 7325
PH 03 6442 2012
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2 Jacksons Hill Rd, Menzies Creek VIC 3159
Hundreds of different varieties of daffodils as well as other beautiful spring & autumn flowering bulbs for home gardeners. Free colour catalogues available. Tulips, Daffodils,Alliums, Freesias, Iris and many other bulbs.