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Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' (Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.06m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick'

Other names

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick'

Genus

Fritillaria Fritillaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Martha Roderick' _ 'Martha Roderick' is a bulbous perennial with linear foliage and dainty, pendant, blood-red and white bell-shaped flowers in spring.


Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

White, Dark-red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' (Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.06m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in part-shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick'

Other names

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick'

Genus

Fritillaria Fritillaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Martha Roderick' _ 'Martha Roderick' is a bulbous perennial with linear foliage and dainty, pendant, blood-red and white bell-shaped flowers in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

White, Dark-red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' (Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.06m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in part-shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' (Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick')

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa (all other strains and subspecies)

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range and many sub-species and strains; including those that could thrive in cooler climates; showing different levels of pathogenicity. Although EU regulated; there is some concern about the risk of introduction. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' (Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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