Scarlet fritillary is a striking red wildflower that grows in oak woodland, chaparral and open pine or mixed conifer habitat at low to mid elevations, primarily in southwest Oregon and northwest California. Scarlet fritillary provides graceful beauty when in bloom in the spring April-May. It has a tall flowering stem with whorled leaves that grows from a bulb that goes dormant after setting seed. Scarlet fritillary generally grows 1′-2′ tall, but occasionally reaches 3′ tall under ideal conditions. The brilliant red flowers look like nodding red bells with recurved petal tips. Very drought tolerant. Definitely not deer resistant. Scarlet fritillary is slow growing and may take several years to flower when grown from seed.
Scarlet fritillary (Fritillaria recurva) seed packets contain approximately 30 seeds.
Seed Germination Instructions
90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow seeds outside in the fall.