Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary bulbs

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Buy Fritillaria meleagris snake's head fritillary bulbs: Nodding multi-coloured flowers

  • 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: 5/6

    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.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Notes on Fritillaria meleagris

"The chequered lanterns, with their snakeskin tessellations, nod above the grass in moist conditions trembling on softly-curved stems in the slightest April squall."

A real good buy

5

Planted in a pot on the patio

Grannie gardener

Exbourne

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Lovely, but small

4

These plants are so interesting. But also so small. The blooms were really too small to fully appreciate their beauty. I've seen larger fritillaria, so unsure whether this is a smaller strain, or it didn't like the soil & positioning. In any case, they are so small that multiple bulbs are needed for impact, so I've ordered many more.

Sheila

Scotland

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simply beautiful

5

we should all have fritillaries in the lawn.

george

derbyshire

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I would buy this product again.

5

Removed a deceased fig tree disturbing the fritillaria in the process, replanted the ones dug out and put new ones in with them. Not flowered yet too early.

Amberdragon

Conisbrough Yorkshire

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Unique, Wee Flowers

5

Very pretty crimson and cream checker-board patterned blooms which are droopy at the neck. Something different for the garden. Lovely. Very happy with these delicate plants.

California transplant

Fife, Scotland

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May improve with time

3

Can only hope the bulbs' performance improves next year

Byz

Kent

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Fritillaria meleagris

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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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