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Fritillaria meleagris

For sale by Dave Wright

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For sale 🌷🌷🌷 SNAKE HEAD FLOWERS
Unusual and very sought after spring flowering bulb, 5 bulbs pet 2ltr pot, prefers sun or partial shade and will flower year year after year!
£2:50 each or 5 x £10!

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Fritillaria meleagris | Stockport, SK6
Fritillaria meleagris | Stockport, SK6
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres × 5
£2.50

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Common names

Checkered lily, Snake's head fritillary, Leper lily, Guinea-head flower, Fritillary

Description

Fritillaria meleagris (Checkered lily). This bulb plant is found in the rock garden, meadow garden or woodland setting. The flower petals are checkered with dark red-brown patterns. They are good for naturalizing, producing nodding pendent bloom on a thin grassy stem. The leaves are also grass-like. The bulbs are planted in the autumn, about 10cm deep from the top of the bulb and about 8cm apart. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright ROOT: Small bulb with white scales. HAIRS: Absent STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Absent BRACTS: Absent FLOWER STALK: Almost equal to flower. SEPALS: Absent PETALS: 6-lobed perianth, equal, oblong, thickened at tip. STAMENS: 3, shorter than petals. STIGMA: 1, 3-lobed; style long. OVARY: 1, 3-celled. SEEDS: Many, almost circular, flattened, brown.

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, wildflower/meadow

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Fritillaria meleagris | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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