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Fritillaria camschatcensis


Fritillaria camschatcensis has intriguing nodding, bell-shaped, purple-brown to nearly black flowers.

Fritillaria camschatcensis occurs in northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. Known as Kamchatka lily, chocolate lily, or rice root, it is an intriguing species with nodding, bell-shaped, purple-brown to nearly black flowers. The bulbs are edible and were eaten by indigenous peoples. Prefers moist, peaty soil. Tolerant of shade.

Common Name: Chocolate Lily - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: Black

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist tideflats, meadows, open forests, rocky beaches and streambanks from lowlands to the subalpine.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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