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All About the Crown Imperial

Crown Imperial The crown imperial, an ornamental member of the lily family, is one of the more unusual looking plants. It grows to a height of two to three feet with a flower on top of a stem and a “crown” of leaves on top of the flower. It appears in April and is quite resistant to cold. The flower has a distinctive odor and the bulb is poisonous. Therefore, care should be taken with young children and pets.

Growing the Crown Imperial

It is easiest to grow this flower from a bulb, as the seeds take a long time to germinate. It should be planted in the summer in order for it to produce flowers the following spring. Select a mostly sunny location and plant the bulb about 4 inches deep in soil that drains well. Allow at least 8 inches between plants. Water well and regularly, but be careful not to over water.