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Fritillaria persica

Netherland Bulb Company

Typically available from late summer to fall. Call your favorite store for current availability. 

Spring blooming bulb with grey-green, sword-like foliage. Mid spring brings tall spikes adorned with deep purple, nearly black, bell shaped flowers. Stop by one of our locations to see our full selection of seasonal bulbs!

Plant with Paperwhites


  • Landscape Size: 28"- 32" tall, 8"-10" wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 3a
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Plant bulbs in well draining soil along with a sprinkle bulb fertilizer. Should be planted 8" deep at a rate of about 4 bulbs per square foot. Place bulb at a 45 degree angle so water does not collect in stem hole. Cut foliage back after it turns yellow. Bulbs can either be left to spread naturally or dug up and divided by hand. Store bulbs in a dark, dry, cool place until ready for planting. 



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