A small plant with bi-colored flowers of maroon and gold.
Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
average, resents soggy soils especially in the summer
Soil & Site
well drained, native soil is loose gritty loam
needs cold to grow properly
pendant bells, dusky purple on the outside, yellow within
has few leaves, broadly lanceolate, alternate, clapping the stem,
bulbs are elongated with numerous rounded stolons or bulblets
planted shallow at 2-3 inches 5 inches apart, 4-5 per square foot, will naturalize if they like the site
seeds, division, bubblets
Native to Iran, Iraq & Turkey, growing at 3,500-6,000 feet.
"The Fox's Grape has more DNA than any plant or animal yet discovered. It adds up to around twenty-five times the amount of DNA in each cell of a human being. Why this frit needs so much DNA information is unknown, but I'm sure there's a science fiction story in there somewhere".(/www.paghat.com/fritillariauvavulpis.html)
Notes & Reference
#114-The Gardner’s Guide to Fritillaries (Kevin Pratt, Michael Brown)