As a cut flower it is quite fascinating, the Fritillaria imperialis Aurora.
Family name: Liliaceae
Name in English: Kaiser’s crown
Name: Crown imperial, Keizerskroon
Name in Latin: Liliaceae
Name in English: Lily Family
The plant Fritillaria imperialis Aurora
Origin: Turkey and Iraq across the plateau of Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayan foothills.
Growth habit: Grows to about 1 m (3 ft) in height, requires full sun for best growth, and sandy, well-drained soil for permanence
Flower: It bears a prominent whorl of downward facing flowers at the top of the stem, topped by a ‘crown’ of small leaves, hence the name. Half open flowers.
Blooming period: Late spring
Leaf: Lance-shaped, glossy leaves
Special care Fritillaria imperialis Aurora
Usage: As an ornamental statement
Strong fragrance (love or hate), bulb native.
Cut at least 1 inch off each stem, making sure to remove white portions of the stems.
Examples of arrangements with Fritillaria imperialis Aurora
Enjoy the how-to video of this arrangement.
In this arrangement, I used also
- Ruscus aculeatus
- Papaver nudicaule
- Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’
- Gloriosa rothschildiana
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