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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This tall spring bulb is crowned by a spike of maroon flowers above gray-green foliage and makes a striking addition to the spring garden. The bulb itself is strongly odoriferous which prevents the depredations of rodents.

    Latin Name

    Fritillaria persica


    Family

    Liliaceae


    Also Known As

    Persian Lily


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    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

    Middle East


    History

    Introduced to English gardens in the 16th century, Persian lilies emigrated to the colonies by the end of the 18th century.


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