Snakeshead Fritillary bulbs (Fritillaria meleagris) [SPECIAL OFFER]: Available now

JANUARY 2022- STILL AVAILABLE

SPECIAL OFFER: PRICES REDUCED UP TO 45%

25 bulbs – £5.50

100 bulbs – £11.00

1000 bulbs – £100.00

[All including VAT at 20%]

Fritillaria meleagris P Solitary nodding chequered blooms varying from dull purple to creamy white. Now very scarce. Damp meadows. 30 cm April-May. Despatched in the Autumn. Order year round. (Also available in the Spring – see the Spring planting section)

These bulbs were grown from cultivated stock.

All bulbs come with planting instructions.

Bulb Size – 5/6 cm

 

68371 in stock

QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
25 - 99£0.2200 Price Per Bulb
100 - 999£0.1100 Price Per Bulb
1000 - 20000£0.1000 Price Per Bulb

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Description

This plant has many names including snake’s head fritillary, snake’s head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, chequered daffodil, drooping tulip or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary. 

The flower has a chequered pattern in shades of purple, or is sometimes pure white. It flowers from March to May. Its also quite rare in the wild. They like moist well drained soil.

Plant 12cm (5in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs. Also a little sand or gravel in the hole for good drainage if possible. Can take one to two years to flower after replanting.

 

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