Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba

white-flowered snake's head fritillary bulbs

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Buy Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba white-flowered snake's head fritillary bulbs: A pure white form for a moist meadow

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/-

    Pretty, pendent, white bells on slender stems emerge in April and May. These delightful wildflowers were once widespread throughout the UK, and 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 spring.

  • Garden care:Try to plant the bulbs as early as possible so the roots have a chance to grow before the worst of the winter weather. Plant them in a random clumps or drifts 10cm deep and 5cm apart and keep them well watered in spring - then dryer in summer.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Notes on Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba

"This milk-white lantern, chequered in spring-green, is a surprisingly robust grower. Spangle it through sombre-purple snake's heads to add diamond sparkle among the uncut rubies."

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I spread them out around the garden thinking I'd get clumps of them however they sprout a few very slender grass-like leaves and a single flower. They just look a bit silly dotted around like that. Next year I'll plant them all together because they are really nice when they flower

Novice bulber

London

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Underperformed

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Have yet to see one of these bulbs come up

Byz

Kent

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Good service

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The bulbs arrived as ordered but we were disappointed how poor they looked. However they are planted and have emerged so we shall see...

Gardener

Norfolk

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Can I grow Fritillaries in my damp lawn? I have a part of the lawn which is always moist. It gets lots of sun, so could I grow Fritillaries there?

Mrs. J. Rymer-Jones

There are a couple of Fritillaria species which will grow in a damp meadow. The best include F. affinis. F. mealeagris F. camschatcensis and F.raddeana.

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