Persian Bells FritillariaFritillaria persica Dusky plum-purple slender 2-3" bell-shaped flowers on tall spikes, look sort of like a dark foxglove. Bright silvery-green foliage. Light sweet smell, unlike some other fritillaries, but still unattractive to deer. Also called Persian Lily.
Handsome in groups, but as the attractive flowers can be difficult to see against a dark background, plant them among yellow, pink or white tulips or other light-colored plants, or in front of a light-colored wall or building.
Native to southern Turkey, western Iran, Iraq, Israel and Jordan, so may need protection to really thrive in Maine.
24–40" tall. Mid Spring blooms, Z5-8. 20cm/up bulbs.
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