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Wow!® Crown Imperial Collection

  • 76234
  • 5 per package
  • Price$39.99 Old Price $102.95

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We ship this item in Fall.

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  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    24+ cm bulbs
  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    Mid spring
  • Height

    32 - 44 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Attract Bees

We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

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Celebrate the Tried and True
It has been 200 years since Breck's first opened its doors, so for our Bicentennial Anniversary year, we've created a collection of crown imperials, a plant that's been a treasured part of our offering since the early days.

Crown imperials bear a unique form, rising high to add distinctive vertical interest in a mixed border. Look inside the massive Wow!-sized blooms, and you'll see an intricate flower form, featuring hazy garnet-ivory nectaries peeking out around the long, elegant stamen. After the blooms, you have unusually shaped, beautiful seed pods to anticipate.

Crown imperials are useful for other reasons, too. The slight musky odor wouldn't seem like a benefit, except that it actually deters mice, moles and other small rodents—probably the prettiest way to protect your flower beds from hungry critters. Also, bees are crazy about the blooms, because this plant is a nectar jackpot!

Crown Imperials Meet their Match
Breck's Wow!® Crown Imperial Collection blooms at the same time as our Wow!® Perennial Tulips, and the two plant forms are perfect for companion planting. Position the crown imperial bulbs in the middle of your Wow! tulip planting, and they'll shoot up high, hanging their downward-facing flowers above the tulips' upright blooms as a vertically interesting accent.

• Pollinator Friendly.
• Keeps moles and rodents away.

This collection includes:

  • 3 Rubra Maxima: Crown Imperial Maxima Lutea has been in cultivation since 1867. It grows 3' tall with large yellow flowers. Fritillaria imperialis

  • 2 Maxima Lutea: Crown Imperial Rubra Maxima has been in cultivation since 1665, winning the RHS Award of Merit in 1931 and the First Class Certificate RHS in 1944. It grows 3' tall as well, with big red blooms. Fritillaria imperialis

  • Details

    • Botanical NameFritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea' & 'Rubra Maxima'
    • FormPerennial
    • Hardiness Zone3-8
    • Flowering TimeMid spring
    • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
    • Flower ColorYellow flowers with delicate veining & burnt orange-red flowers with delicate veining.
    • Flower FormLarge, 3-4" bell-shaped flowers in clusters hang below a tuft of foliage.
    • Foliage TypeLeaves at the base of the stem are either in whorls or alternate, upper part of stem is bare except for tuft at top above flowers.
    • Growth RateMedium
    • Height/Habit32 - 44 inches
    • Spread10 - 12 inches
    • Planting Instructions6-8" deep and 10-12" apart
    • Soil RequirementsWell drained
    • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
    • PruningLet foliage die down naturally. Leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.

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    FALL Shipping Schedule

    • Bulbs from Holland
      Zones Shipping Dates
      1AB - 7AB 8/12/19 - 12/9/19
      8AB - 13AB 8/26/19 - 12/9/19
      Last Order Date 12/13/2019
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      Zones Shipping Dates
      1AB - 13B 9/9/19 - 10/28/19
      Last Order Date 11/1/2019
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