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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.8m

Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary

RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £7.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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. While they can tolerate drier conditions, they will prefer a spot where the soil remains moist in summer.

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