Snakeshead Fritillary in the green (Fritillaria meleagris) Dispatched January 2019

Fritillaria meleagris P Solitary nodding chequered blooms varying from dull purple to creamy white. Now very scarce. Likes Damp meadows. Height of 30 cm flowers April-May. Dispatched freshly lifted, when the bulbs are in active growth in the spring. Order year round. (Also available in the Autumn- see the Autumn planting section)

These bulbs were grown in the UK from cultivated stock.

Please note: If ordered with other ‘bulbs in the green’ species that indicate another delivery date but will be ready shortly, then your order could be held until all species are available.

 

All bulbs come with planting instructions.

QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
10 - 49£1.6300 Price Per Bulb
50 - 0£0.9900 Price Per Bulb

£1.63

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, 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.

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