Seed Swaps


Fritillaria imperialis

  • 19 plantings
  • 1 for swap
  • 4 wanted
  • 1 stashed

'Fritillaria' is a plant in the Fritillaria (Missionbell) genus with a scientific name of Fritillaria imperialis. The botanical name epithet for Fritillaria (imperialis) means 'imperial'.

Fritillaria grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Fritillaria normally grows to a max height of 3.25 feet (that's 1.00 metres metric). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.

Popular varieties of Fritillaria with home gardeners are Rubra Maxima, Lutea, Aurora, Rubra and Aureomarginata.

Fritillaria is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Fritillaria have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Fritillaria

  • Partial Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / partial sun and remember to water often. Zone 3 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).

See our list of companion Plants for Fritillaria to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Fritillaria from seed

Transplanting Fritillaria

Plant bulbs about 20cm deep

How long does Fritillaria take to grow?

These estimates for how long Fritillaria takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Days to Germination How long does it take Fritillaria to germinate?
162 days

Average 162 days | Min 162 days | Max 162 days (1)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Fritillaria?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Fritillaria is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Fritillaria?
= days

Fritillaria Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin imperialis meaning “imperial”

Other names for Fritillaria

Crown imperial, Crown imperial fritillaria, Kaiser's crown

Fritillaria imperialis L. [excluded]

Latest Fritillaria Reviews


Fritillaria Forums

No groups yet - why not start a new one?