‘Maxima Lutea’ AGM
Distinguished by extra-large yellow pendent blooms, which over time create imposing clumps of dazzling colour, this RHS award-winning beauty won’t fail to impress.
‘Lutea’ is best planted in rich, free-draining soil, in full sun. Position these tall fritillaries in an area that is out of prevailing winds as a strong gale will snap their stems.
The best time to plant is in autumn, when the bulbs can put down roots before going into dormancy. Place bulbs on their side to improve water run-off and reduce the likelihood of rotting. A high potash liquid feed in spring will help promote flowering.
Works well with...
Team with tulips and alliums to lift displays with some fresh spring vibrancy. Height 5ft (1.5m) and spread 1.5ft (50cm).
How to buy
Buy one specimen bulb for £5, three for £10, five for £15 or 15 for only £35. Plus £4.95 p&p. Supplied as specimen 9in-9.5in (22cm-24cm) sized bulbs at the optimum time to plant in 14 days. Order at gardenshop.telegraph.co.uk or call 0333 772 0325. Contract for supply of goods is with Hayloft Plants Ltd. Offers subject to availability. Offer closing date November 29 2016.