We seem to be in the season known to gardeners as "false spring" right now - I was working in shirt-sleeves yesterday, but there was a thick frost on the…
Fritillaria genus (Fritillary). This is an upright arching perennial bulbous shrub, The leaves are lance-shaped to linear. It will bear racemes or umbels of pink yellow orange nodding disc, bell or tubular-shaped flowers which are borne mainly in the spring.
Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous
Grown for their pendant, mainly bell-shaped flowers on leafy stems.
They are fully to frost hardy and will need full sun or partial shade with well drained soil that will dry out slightly in the summer when the bulbs are dormant but that does not become sunbaked. Grow F.meleagris, which is good for naturalizing in grass, in moisture-retentive soil.
You can propagate by offsets in the summer or by seeds in the autumn or winter.
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