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Has anyone tried planting Fritillaria imperialis in an acid soil? I want to put them in our raised bed which is where the camelia and rhoddies are but I just read on the RHS site that they prefer alkaline. Should I chance it? Will they flower?


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    I don't think the pH of the soil is of paramount importance Moviebabe ; a free draining , almost sandy mix IS !

    (Tip) Plant them sideways in the ground ; this reduces the risk of crown-rot . A sunny position would be preferable image .

  • Tks Paul. I'll do all of that.

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