A stunning ‘Crown Imperial’ with bell-shaped golden blooms, each is well-marked with reddish stripes on both the outside and inside of the petals. The combination is stunning – take a moment to look inside the blooms to appreciate the real beauty.
As a rule of thumb, bulbs should be planted in a hole, the depth of which is around 3 times the height of the bulb. We usually dig our planting holes a little deeper than this and then fill the base with some fine grit which helps with drainage directly under the bulb. Never plant at perfectly measured distances apart as this can look artificial – for smaller bulbs we plant in clumps of five to nine in a staggered group so that they look more natural when they flower. For full tips on planting bulbs please click on the ‘cultivation guides’ tab on our home page.