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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This large bulb has striking orange flowers borne on long lily-like flowers in spring. It is best placed on its side to prevent rotting and should not be disturbed after planting.

    Latin Name

    Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima'


    Family

    Liliaceae


    Also Known As

    Kaiser's Crown


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    May - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Western Asia to Himalayas


    History

    The Marquis de Lafayette requested seeds of this plant from Washington in 1784.


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