• Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris

Snake's Head Fritillary, Snake's Head
Size: Flowering sized bulbs

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Regular Price: £0.39

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Quick Overview

  • Exotic bell-shaped maroon or cream pendant flowers
  • Snake-skin patterning
  • Well drained soil
  • Fully hardy
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Description

Fritillaria meleagris, Snake's Head Fritillary is the well-known and much-loved native Fritillaria with purplish-maroon flowers that are patterned in pale purple spots like the scaled skin of a snake. It is charming and elegant and has an air of exotic beauty. One of the easiest of all Fritillarias in cultivation it requires little more than a well-drained soil and a sunny aspect.

In nature, cream flowered variations occur within the populations and this mixed selection will also include some that are cream-flowered. These cream-flowered bulbs are different from the white-flowered cultivar 'Alba' which sells at a premium.

Additional Information

Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae
Sub-Family Lilioideae
Synonyms Fritillaria contorta, Fritillaria graminifolia, Fritillaria lutea, Fritillaria major, Fritillaria meleagris var. contorta, Fritillaria meleagris subsp. meleagris, Fritillaria montana, Fritillaria pallida, Fritillaria praecox, Fritillaria tesselata, Lilium meleagris
Geographical Origin Europe, including the UK; Western Asia
Cultivation Full sun or partial shade. A deep, rich, well-drained slightly alkaline substrate of humus, sharp sand and grit. Summer heat
Eventual Height 30cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Hardy

Fritillaria meleagris

Snake's Head Fritillary, Snake's Head
Size: Flowering sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

Regular Price: £0.39

Special Price: £0.29

  • Buy 5 for £0.25 each and save 14%
  • Buy 10 for £0.22 each and save 25%
  • Buy 20 for £0.19 each and save 35%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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