Fritillaria raddeana is shorter than most of the large flowering imperials and a bit more delicate in appearance. It has soft bell-shaped yellowish-green flowers in clusters of up to 20 per pendant, and a tuft of bracts with glossy, lance shaped leaves at intervals along a strong, rigid stem. The strong smell from the bulbs keeps mice and moles at bay. It is advisable to plant the bulb in a sunny area at a slight angle when planting to prevent water from accumulating in the bulb. Due to its height, plant solo or in small groups as a focal point in borders, beds, gravel, gardens, between shrubs or in in containers.