Fritillaria pallidiflora or the Siberian fritillary. This member of the Liliaceae is in fact not native to Siberia, as its common name may imply; but in fact native to Xinjiang, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan in west-central Asia.
Growing to a height of 18-24 inches, F. pallidiflora produces creamy-yellow to yellow-green bell-shaped flowers that are presented in a pendulate fashion at the terminus of the stem. Steel-green colored leaves lay flat as they extend from the primary stem and are found along the length of the stem. Plants grow well in full-sun to partial shade and grow in rich-to-rocky soils.
|Botanical Name||Fritillaria pallidiflora|
|Common Name||Siberian fritillary|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring, summer|
|Height and Spread||1-2ft x 0.5ft (30-60cm x 15cm)|
|Flower Color||White, Yellow|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: N.W. China, East Siberia|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southeast Dark Plate, North Dark Plate, East Dark Plate|