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Advice Please.
I was once told to plant a Fritillaria imperialis 'Orange Beauty on its side so to keep the head getting too wet so it wouldn't rot? What is your thoughts on this please xx



Kevin Pratt, who wrote the book on Fritillaria recommended doing that, BUT he lived in an area with high rainfall and on a clay soil. In sandy soil or very well drained places it is probably not needed.

5 Sep, 2021


also the plant will right itself next season. I suspect the bulbs have a hollow bit where the stalk was and then water would pool. But once in the ground soil would fall into the gap.

5 Sep, 2021

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