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Fritillaria raddeana (Turkmen fritillary)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fritillaria raddeana

Other names

Turkmen fritillary

Genus

Fritillaria Fritillaria

Species

F. raddeana - F. raddeana is a vigorous, erect, deciduous perennial with a sturdy stem bearing whorled, narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, light green leaves and, in early spring, an umbel of bell-shaped, pale yellow to greenish-white flowers topped with leaf-like bracts.


Fritillaria raddeana is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

Pale-yellow, Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Needs exposure to cold, winter temperatures for germination to occur in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Fritillaria raddeana (Turkmen fritillary) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant bulbs at four times their own depth in fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Needs afternoon shade in areas with hot summers. Mulch in winter. Avoid waterlogged conditions. Typically goes dormant in summer. Bulbs are delicate, so handle carefully.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Fritillaria raddeana

Other names

Turkmen fritillary

Genus

Fritillaria Fritillaria

Species

F. raddeana - F. raddeana is a vigorous, erect, deciduous perennial with a sturdy stem bearing whorled, narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, light green leaves and, in early spring, an umbel of bell-shaped, pale yellow to greenish-white flowers topped with leaf-like bracts.

Native to

Iran, Turkmenistan

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Needs exposure to cold, winter temperatures for germination to occur in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fritillaria raddeana (Turkmen fritillary) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant bulbs at four times their own depth in fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Needs afternoon shade in areas with hot summers. Mulch in winter. Avoid waterlogged conditions. Typically goes dormant in summer. Bulbs are delicate, so handle carefully.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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

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