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Fritillaria persica 'Alba'


Fritillaria persica 'Alba' is not white but sports chartreuse green bells that will light up the darkest spring day.

Fritillaria persica is a beautiful species with whorls of greyish-green, lance-shaped, slightly twisted-leaves covering two thirds of the 1-2 foot stems which are topped with up to 30 bell-shaped, downward-facing, deep plum purple flowers. This rare cultivar, 'Alba', is not white but sports chartreuse green bells that will light up the darkest spring day. Provide good drainage in full sun.

Common Name: Persian Fritillary

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and steppe.


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

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