Similar to the more popular, showy Crown Fritillaria.
Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
Soil & Site
open soil, screes
florets: star shaped, pendulous, slender 2 inch pedicle, light primrose yellow with a light green tinge, found on the terminal end of a stalk with leaves forming a pineapple appearance, musky fragrance
alternate, dark green, lanceolate leaves, large rounded bulb, forms a single stalk
20-30 inches tall
plant 1 per square foot
Native to central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.
First listed in 1909.
Notes & Reference
#114-The Gardner’s Guide to Fritillaries (Kevin Pratt, Michael Brown)