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Fritillaria uva-vulpis


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Fritillaria uva-vulpis, fox's grape fritillary, has nodding, bell-shaped, purple flowers overlain by pewter with golden yellow tips and interiors.


Description:
Fritillaria uva-vulpis occurs in adjacent areas of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. Known as fox's grape fritillary, it is an intriguing species with nodding, bell-shaped, purple to mahogany flowers overlain by pewter and golden yellow tips and interiors. The stems grow up to 12-18 inches. Prefers moist, peaty soil. Tolerant of shade.


Common Name: Fox's Grape Fritillary

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Damp meadows, cultivated fields, and wooded foothills from 900 to 1800 metres in the Zagros Mountains.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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