Fritillaria acmopetala

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Fritillaria acmopetala is also known as the Pointed-Petal Fritillary, and sure enough, each petal comes to a pixie-like point at its tip. Burgundy and cream combine and contrast harmoniously – you’d almost expect those little bells to begin chiming as they nod in the passing breezes.

An easily grown species, but one that likes a dryish summer rest (not a bake) in a loam based compost or a garden spot. If planted in pots or shallowly, this will make rice grain bulbs around the main bulb. Aim to plant the bulbs 10-12 cm deep to prevent this.

Garden soil, full sun, well-drained.