Fritillaria Meleagris (Snakeshead Lily)

I’ve never known a plant have so many common names, but Fritillaria Meleagris, most often called Snakeshead Lily, is sometimes referred to as guinea-hen flower, chess flower, frog-cup, chequered daffodil and chequered lily. Whatever you call it, this ever popular, delicate, bell-shaped fritillary, in mixed mauves, whites and purples, will naturalise in moist grass meadows and the sight of it delights us every spring.

Quantity   Per pack of 50 bulbs
50 to 200 £8.40 (£7.00 + VAT)
250 to 950 £6.00 (£5.00 + VAT)
1000 or more £4.50 (£3.75 + VAT)

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Fritillaria Meleagris (Snakeshead Lily) details

Planting

September

October

November

December

Flowering

April

Specifications

  • Colour: Mixed colours
  • Height: 25cm
  • Bulb size: 6/7cm
  • Perennial
  • Dutch cultivated

Good for

  • Beds and borders
  • Lawns and verges
  • Long grass
  • Woodland

How to grow

Hardiness:Hardy
Soil type:Moist
Position:Semi-shade
Bulbs per m2:100
Planting depth:10cm

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