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Organic Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' - Fox's Grape Fritillary | 10 pcs.

Organic Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' - Fox's Grape Fritillary | 10 pcs.

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Organic Fox's Grape Fritillary

The Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' is a striking flowering bulbous plant known for its unique flowers that look like grapes. This is why it is also called 'Fox Grape Fritillary'. The plant has narrow, lance-shaped leaves that grow from the base of the stem that are green in color. The bulb has one erect flower stem with a height of 25 to 40 centimeters and bears one to several bell-shaped flowers.

The 'Uva-Vulpis' has large, hanging bell-shaped flowers that resemble the classic fritillaries. The flowers are deep purple-red in color with a lighter, almost cream-colored edge around the petals. The flowers that bend downward through a kink at the top of the flower stem have a characteristic scent.

The fox grape blooms in March and April and is suitable for damp places in the garden, just like its cousin, the fritillary ( Fritillaria 'Meleagris'). She is also related to the famous Imperial Crown ( Fritillaria imperialis ).

The Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' is a striking and elegant addition to flower beds, borders or rock gardens. The distinctive flowers with their deep colors attract attention and can form a beautiful contrast with other spring bloomers. They are loved by gardeners for their unique appearance and their ability to attract bees and other pollinators.

How, where and when do I plant fox grape flowerbulbs?

A Fox Grape Fritillary flowerbulb needs a cold period in winter, so it is planted in the ground from September to January. It can be planted in any fertile garden soil and can even be grown in wetter places, but the soil should not be too wet to prevent root rot. Provide good drainage, especially during wet seasons. Plant it in the sun or partial shade. Plant them in groups in the grass, border, under trees or shrubs or in pots. They are suitable for naturalization in the right location. They return faithfully every year.

Tip: Plant them in groups of at least 10 for a beautiful effect.

Care

Water regularly during the growing period, especially when the plant is actively growing and flowering. Make sure the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid excessive watering. Place a layer of mulch around the plant to maintain soil moisture and reduce weed growth. However, keep in mind that the bulb needs dormancy periods, so do not keep the mulch too thick around the bulb during the dormancy period. Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring, before growth begins, to provide the plants with nutrients.

We recommend Bio Kultura for organic potting soil, plant food and other soil improvers!

Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' usually does not require support, but if the flower stems are long and fragile, consider supporting them with plant supports or stakes to prevent them from falling over in wind or rain.

After flowering, allow the foliage of the plant to die back naturally. This nourishes the bulb for the next flowering period. Do not remove the foliage until it has completely yellowed and wilted.

Propagation

Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' reproduces via brood balls and seed.
For propagation, the bulbs are removed from the ground in June or July, remove the small breeding bulbs and then dry the flowerbulbs. The flowerbulbs are best kept in a warm place out of the sun in the summer, for example in a shed, and from September they are planted back in the ground together with the small breeding bulbs that the flowerbulb produced the year before. The seed can also be used, but the flowerbulbs will only bloom after 5 years.

Origin of the Fritillary

The origin of the Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' lies in the Middle East, especially in areas such as western Iran, eastern Turkey and northern Iraq. There they bloom in moist cornfields and hay meadows at altitudes of 1000-1800 meters.


Organic Fritillaria 'Uva-Vulpis' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: March - April
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
10 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
Height:
25 cm high
Flower diameter: 5 cm wide
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil/PH:
Loam, sandy soil - Slightly acidic/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Winter hardy
Propagation: By seed and bulb (naturalizes)
Origin: Turkey and surroundings
Family: Liliaceae (lily family)
Colour: Purple brown with yellow
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: Yes
Bulb size: 7/8

Other fritillaria species:

  • Bio Fritillaria 'Persica'
  • Bio Fritillaria imperialis 'William Rex'

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