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By Balcony

Cambs, United Kingdom Gb

This time I wonder if anyone could identify these flowers from bulbs planted in a couple of flowerbeds in town.

The are about 2 1/2ft high & have long stems with many dark purple, almost black flowers.

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They look like Fritillaria persica.

25 May, 2021


BINGO!!! I've just discovered what they are! I found out when I saw a picture on Flickr this evening!

Thank you also very much, Pope dot, for your help as well! 👍

25 May, 2021


I love these and I have them in the garden but not flowered for 3 yrs now grrr.

25 May, 2021


When the council gardeners planted them in the autumn they put canes in, as they always do for Fritillaria imperialis, so naturally that's what I expected to see again this spring so you can imagine my surprise when these came up! 😱 I'd never seen them before - not even pictures of them!

27 May, 2021


Thank you for showing us these flowers. I've never seen them before either.Interesting plant.

28 May, 2021


Feverfew, they were certainly something different this year! I'm not sure but I don't think the flowers last as long as on the 'Crown Lily'. They had finished going over the next time I saw them.😞

28 May, 2021

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