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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Fritillaria are bulbous herbaceous perennials with lance-shaped or linear leaves and nodding bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers that may be solitary or in racemes or umbels
F. acmopetala is a bulbous perennial with erect stems to 30cm, bearing scattered, narrowly lanceolate leaves and 1-2 terminal, nodding, bell-shaped flowers 3-4cm long, pale green, tinged purple on the inner tepals
Turkey to Israel
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A tolerant species suitable for a sunny border or rock garden. Needs fertile, well-drained soil and full sun
Propagate by seed sown in autumn in a cold frame. Expose to winter cold until germination in spring, then transfer to a cold greenhouse. Grow on for 2 years in containers. Divide offsets, or collect and sow bulbils in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back when foliage turns yellow at the end of the season
Pests Prone to attack by lily beetles and slugs
Can be susceptible to lily disease (Botrytis elliptica) and a virus
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