Imperial crown belongs to the Fritillaria together with the lapwing flower. The bulbs of the Fritillaria also differ considerably. The selling price depends on the size of the bulbs: the small ones of the lapwing flower (or lapwing egg) are a lot cheaper than the large tubers of the imperial crown. This has to do with the cultivation and harvesting process. The small ones can be planted and harvested mechanically, but the large ones are much more susceptible to damage. When purchasing the bulbs, make sure that they are as intact as possible, otherwise there is a good chance that they will rot.

Planting Imperial Crown
You can plant the lapwing flowers (Fritillaria meleagris) in the same way, but require more patience. It takes time to acclimate. Once that’s done, the bulb kicks in nicely.

The imperial crown has a hole in the bulb. The old flower stem used to be here. Plant the bulb with the hole facing up.
At the beginning of October, the imperial crown is best planted in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil with an acidity between 6.0 and 6.8 pH. Plant them preferably in the sun or partial shade.
Check the packaging to see if the Fritillaria you have bought can also be planted in a pot or container. This is the case with most species.
Allow the flower stems and foliage to die off slowly after flowering, so that the bulb is nourished again and can produce new flowers next year. They can stay in the same place for years.
Spray the imperial crown with Pyrethrum liquid.

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