Fritillaria uva-vulpisA narrow bell of dusky purple with touches of yellow inside, and slightly recurved golden-yellow petal tips. One or two flowers per stem hang delicately from a slender stalk. More sturdy than they look. Native to the Zagros mountains; will naturalize well in sunny well-drained humus-rich locations. Tolerates moisture in spring, but needs dry conditions in summer.
6–14" tall. Mid Spring blooms, Z5-8. 6cm/up bulbs.
6615 Fox-grape Fritillary
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The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives this large group of flowers the name Miscellaneous Bulbs. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
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