• Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.08m

Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary bulbs

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This bulb dies back after flowering each year and enters a period of rest ahead of regrowth the following season.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to 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 woodland edge or wildflower garden. While they can tolerate drier conditions, they will prefer a spot where the soil remains moist in summer.

  • Garden care: Plant them 12cm deep (ideally on their sides) from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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