Fritillaria Imperialis a majestic plant for your garden
Did you know that the Fritillaria imperialis is an endemic plant of the Himalayas?
The genus Fritillaria consists of about one hundred species, sharing their botanical name fritillus with a butterfly. All of these species are found in the northern hemisphere and especially in areas around the
The imperialis Fritillaria, has been the most well-known fritillaria species for years and is one of the species that was first cultivated. In the 16th century, this magnificent plant appeared in the Netherlands. There are rare illustrations of the Fritillary of 1610. The Imperial Crown or Lily of Persia was found in areas such as Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, and the western Himalayas. It is said to have been cultivated as a plant for food. Its bulb has poisonous properties when raw, but it is healthy when cooked.
There are two species of
The Fritillary Imperialis is known in the Farsi language – a dialect of Iraq – under the name “the Virgin’s Tears”. Christian tradition states that of all the flowers only the proud imperial crown refused to tilt his head during the crucifixion. As a consequence, she has been crouching and lamenting ever since.
Fritillaria Imperialis can reach 1.5m high. Plant these bulbs early in the