AWARD

FRITILLARIA meleagris

Commonly known as Snake's head fritillary

Bell-shaped pendant purple or pinkish purple flowers
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FRITILLARIA meleagris

 
Available from December to January -
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from December to January
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre

 

  • Deciduous
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • White
  • Height
    To 30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    5-8cm (2-3in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Bulbous perennial. Linear leaves 6-13cm (2½-5in) long. Produces solitary, sometimes paired, pendent flowers
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - performs best in regions with cool, damp summers
  • Pests & Diseases
    slugs, lily beetle
  • Place of origin
    southern England to southeastern Europe. Western Russia
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - broadly bell-shaped 4.5cm (1¾in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile, humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Fritillaria - Growing Guide
to 30cm (12in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  5-8cm (2-3in)
 

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