To avoid that the bulb or tuber should become rotten, we must remember to avoid excessively abundant waterings, which keep the soil wet for a long time. We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 1-2 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks .
Generalities Fritillaria pontica
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. Fritillaria pontica isn't an evergreen; during the spring it assumes a green colouring; the adult species are medium in size and reach 45 cm in height. The Fritillaria pontica develops bulbs or tubers.
Exposure Fritillaria pontica
Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. During the period of vegetative rest, itís possible to take the bulbs or tubers out of the ground; the well cleaned and dried bulbs should be placed in a cool, dry and dark place; to be planted later on during the most indicated time of year.The Fritillaria pontica plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
Watering Fritillaria pontica
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 1-2 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . To avoid that the bulb or tuber should become rotten, we must remember to avoid excessively abundant waterings, which keep the soil wet for a long time.
Treatments Fritillaria pontica
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Fritillaria pontica
We advise cultivating these bulbous plants in a soft and light, very well drained, soil.
Notes Fritillaria pontica
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.