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.
|4 thru 9
|Full Sun to Part Shade
|Season(s) of interest
|Height and Spread
|1-2ft x 0.5ft (30-60cm x 15cm)
|Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
|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