Here's a plant that stops traffic when in bloom - big, bold and beautiful. Each three foot tall flower stalk produces up to ten bell shaped flowers, topped with a tuft of contrasting leaves. Given their wonderful height, we recommend planting Crown Imperials in the middle or back of garden beds. Deer and rodent resistant. The giant bulbs aren't cheap, but the plants readily produce offsets (little side bulbs) that may be relocated to expand the size of your patch and stretch your gardening dollar. These bulbs are nursery propagated, not collected from the wild.
Light to Moderate
Light to dappled shade
Red Crown ImperialBotanical Name:
Frillaria Imperialis rubra maximaExposure:
Light to dappled shadeHardiness:
Bell-shaped orange-red flowers in clusters of 6-10 atop tall stalksBloom Season:
1 robust bulb