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Fritillaria roylei - Hook.f.
                 
Common Name
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Alpine slopes and in shrubberies, 2700 - 4000 metres, from Pakistan to Uttar Pradesh[51].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Fritillaria roylei


Fritillaria roylei
   
Physical Characteristics
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Fritillaria roylei is a BULB growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antiasthmatic;  Antirheumatic;  Febrifuge;  Galactogogue;  Haemostatic;  Ophthalmic;  Oxytoxic.

The bulb is antiasthmatic, antirheumatic, febrifuge, galactogogue, haemostatic, ophthalmic and oxytocic[46, 61, 178]. It is boiled with orange peel and used in the treatment of TB and asthma[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
This species is easily grown in a cold greenhouse but is difficult to grow outdoors in Britain[42]. In the wild it is under snow for 6 months of the year and is baked by the sun for the rest of the year[42]. Very closely related to and merging into F. cirrhosa in the eastern part of its range[90]. Famous in Chinese medicine, where it is called Pé-mou, it is sold as a medicinal herb in local markets there[42, 61]. Flowers are produced in 3 - 5 years from seed.
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as ripe in a cold frame, it should germinate in the spring[1]. Protect from frost[134]. Stored seed should be sown as soon as possible and can take a year or more to germinate[134]. Sow the seed quite thinly to avoid the need to prick out the seedlings. Once they have germinated, give them an occasional liquid feed to ensure that they do not suffer mineral deficiency. Once they die down at the end of their second growing season, divide up the small bulbs, planting 2 - 3 to an 8cm deep pot. Grow them on for at least another year in light shade in the greenhouse before planting them out whilst dormant. Division of offsets in August[1]. The larger bulbs can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out in the autumn. Bulb scales[163].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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