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Fritillaria olivieri


Fritillaria olivieri is a rare species with broadly bell-shaped, green flowers with burgundy to brown shadings.

Fritillaria olivieri is a rare species from northern Iran with narrow, shiny green leaves and upright stems to 16 inches tall each with up to three pendulous, broadly bell-shaped, green flowers with reflexed tips and burgundy to brown shadings or tesselations. Provide good drainage in full sun but tolerant of winter wet. Since it is so rare, there are few reports of hardiness. Due to its high elevation habitats we are guessing zone 6.

Common Name: Fritillary - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Meadows and near streams, often growing in wet soils in spring, in the northern Zagros Mountains of western Iran from 1800-4000 metres.

Award: AGM

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

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