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Fritillaria persica is native to southern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Israel, and is naturalized in Italy. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in North America and much of the World.

Fritillaria persica is a robust bulbous perennial growing 60-90 cm (24-36 in) tall. Each plant may bear up to 30, conical, narrow, bell-shaped flowers, up to 0.75 in (1.9 cm) long, ranging in colour from deep purple to reddish brown.

The source of these seeds is UK.

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Height: 3 feet, 90 cm

Location: Sun or part

Deer resistant: Yes

Note: This plant family is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.

If you are planting your seeds in late winter or spring, these seeds can be planted outdoors while it is still cool out (once the ground is workable and unfrozen), to receive the cold period naturally in the garden.

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