Exotic and dramatic, Crown Imperial is a stately plant. It stands nobly above the smaller flowers of the April garden and is sensational with daffodils. The showy clusters of pendent, bell-shaped flowers are topped with tufts of green leaves; the tall stiff stems rise from lush, handsome foliage, which dies back quickly after flowering. Fritillaria is easy to grow in full sun and well drained soil; it will last for years when undisturbed. An outstanding plant in areas where deer are a problem—the odor repels them.