Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis © Deeproot Plant Base
thumbnail    thumbnail   
common name:  Fox's Grape, Assyrian Frits
synonyms:  Fritillaria assyriaca
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.40m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple & green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Bulbous perennial with erect, narrow lance-shaped, grey-green leaves. Pendant, bell-shaped flowers in mid to late spring, of dusky greenish-purple with yellow rims and covered by a greyish bloom.

cultivation:
Needs a very free draining, moderately fertile soil in full sun or part shade. Dislikes very wet conditions, particularly in winter. Fairly easy to grow and may naturalise well in suitable conditions.
Plant bulbs about 5 to 9cm deep.

propagation:
By seed or bulb offsets.

usage:
Good for naturalising in a rock garden or similar location.

other notes:
Native to Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

pronounced: frit-il-AR-ee-uh OO-vuh VUL-pis

Opinions differ as to whether Fritillaria assyriaca is a real synonym, or just used incorrectly as they may be a true species of this name.

install Plant Base on your PC or Mac :

  • self contained application
  • update and add records
  • powerful features
  • larger pictures

read more ...

Ads by Google :