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Persian Bells
Persian Bells Fritillaria Fritillaria 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", MS, Z5-8, 20-22cm.

Item Discounted
Price
6715A: 1 for $5.75  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6715B: 2 for $9.25  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6715C: 3 for $13.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6715D: 12 for $46.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018

Additional Information

Fritillary

In Latin, fritillus is a dice-box, and most flowers in the Fritillaria genus show a subtle checkered pattern on the bell-like flowers.

Miscellaneous Bulbs

is the name the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives to this large group of flowers. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.

Descriptions and Codes

At the end of each description are:

  • approximate height at flowering time,
  • relative bloom time (VE, very early spring; ES, early spring; MS, mid-spring; LS, late spring),
  • USDA hardiness zones,
  • bulb size.
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