Are fritillaries easy to grow?
Fritillaria may look exotic, but they are easy to grow and fully hardy. F. meleagris grows to around 30cms (12″), quite small and dainty whereas the Imperialis grows much taller, up to 1.5m (5′)It is a robust plant with large showy flowers; a statuesque plant which makes a bold statement.
Are Fritillaria poisonous?
Fritillaria species have particularly large genome sizes and have been the subject of scientific scrutiny as a result. The plant contains toxic alkaloids including Imperialine, which disrupts kidney and heart functions, and Tulipalin A, which causes a contact allergic reaction in the skin.
Can you plant Fritillaria bulbs in pots?
planting fritillaries in pots
You can also plant out pot grown fritillaries from February to May before they flower. A root system will have established, so take care when transplanting into position and make sure the planting depth matches that of the pot.