Family: Liliaceae

Scientific Name: Fritillaria raddeana

Common Name: Fritillaria raddeana

DescriptionSimilar to the more popular, showy Crown Fritillaria.
Pronunciation(frit-il-AR-ee-uh)
Plant TypeBulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
Hardiness Zone4-7
Sunlightfull
Moistureaverage
Soil & Siteopen soil, screes
Flowersflorets: 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
Leavesalternate, dark green, lanceolate leaves, large rounded bulb, forms a single stalk
Dimensions20-30 inches tall
Maintenanceplant 1 per square foot
Propagationseeds
Native SiteNative to central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.
Cultivar OriginFirst listed in 1909.
Notes & Reference#114-The Gardner’s Guide to Fritillaries (Kevin Pratt, Michael Brown)
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