Fritillaria michailovskyi

("Michael's flower")

Fritillaria michailovskyi

This species with its stunning color combination of yellow-green and reddish purple comes from Northeastern Turkey.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid-Late Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full or partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Reddish-purple with yellow-green edge

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

8-10 in / 20-25 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

Excellent for shaded rock gardens and as a pot plant.

What Should I Do After Flowering?

Apply some granular bulb fertilizer in early Spring just as growth starts and. After blooming remove the flower heads but leave the foliage to die back naturally and again add a bit of bulb food. Leave the bulbs in the ground and they will come back in future years although they are slow to increase.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Fritillaria Family

Fritillaria is a genus that consists of about 100 species. They are native to the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere. The name is derived from the Latin name for a dice-box (fritillus) and probably refers to the checkered pattern, quite often of chocolate brown and greenish-yellow, that is common in the flowers of many species.

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