snake's head fritillary bulbs
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: purple and white
- Other features: narrow, grey-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/6
Pretty, pendent, white and pinkish-purple bells with distinctive checkerboard markings on slender stems in April and May. These delightful snake's head fritillaries are perfect for naturalising in a moist woodland edge or wildflower garden. It's essential to select a site where the soil remains moist in summer.
- Garden care: Plant 12cm (5in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs.
One of the best ways to add spring interest to a garden is to plant a drift of naturalised bulbs. If you want to naturalise bulbs in your lawn, create a natural-looking drift at one end or towards one side rather than spreading the bulbs right over theRead full article