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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

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Western Asia to Himalayas


    History

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


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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