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Crown Imperial is an impressive, spring flowering bulb that has been cultivated since the 16th century. It grows very quickly to a height of 3-4 feet and adorns itself with a crown of nodding, bell shaped flowers topped with a pineapple-like tuft of bright, glossy green leaves. The flower clusters last about 2-3 weeks. One downside to these exotic looking plants is that the bulbs have the fragrance of Eau D’pew. The upside is that the skunky aroma tends to repel moles and other rodents away from your bulb garden. This information is from, http://www.thegardenhelper.com I captured this flower in the Perennial Border at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Mother’s Day! The flowers do not have a scent.

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