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Fritillaria Meleagris

Fritillaria Meleagris
Create a flower-meadow effect in the springtime with these low-growing Fritillarias in a mixture of colours including white, purple, red and speckled forms. This variety is particularly hardy and can remain in the ground during dormancy. Height 8-10 Inches. Bulb size: 6/+ cm.

Fritillaria Meleagris

Create a flower-meadow effect in the springtime with these low-growing Fritillarias in a mixture of colours including white, purple, red and speckled forms. This variety is particularly hardy and can remain in the ground during dormancy. Height 8-10 Inches. Bulb size: 6/+ cm.

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Flower Color Purple, Mixed
Common Name Fritillaria
Botanical Name Fritillaria Meleagris
Light Requirements Shade / Full sun
Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring
Estimated Mature Height 8-10" tall
Optimal planting spread 2-3" wide
Planting Season Autumn
Planting Depth 3-4 Inches deep
Soil Moisture Average
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Fritillaria vary from small to tall, and Fitillaria offer unusual flowers in early spring. They come in a variety of different colors including pale blue, bright red and a soft pink. Add any kind of color to your garden with a beautiful Fritillaria flower.
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Fritillaria Meleagris (Snake's Head Fritillaria or Guinea hen flower)


Fritillaria have leafy stems carrying one to many alternate, opposite or whorled leaves, and one to several more or less pendent, bell-shaped flowers in a wide range of colors. Most varieties are in plain, chequered or striped shades of green and purple brown but there are species with yellow, white, pink, red and orange flowers. Bulbs should be planted in early fall and require sunny locations or dappled shade.

How to Grow Fritillaria Bulbs:

1. In the Fall, choose a spot that gets quite a lot of light and has good soil drainage.

2. Planting fritiallaria bulbs is fairly simple. You'll notice when you receive your bulbs that they will be rounded, perhaps with some roots on the bottom and a spike or indentation on the top. Some varieties will have a hole in the top instead of a spike. This is where last year's stem grew and is perfectly normal, even though it looks unusual. Fritillaria bulbs should be planted with the spike, indentation or hole pointing upwards and the roots down.

3. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 6 to 7 inch deep hole, drop the bulb into it (remember, spike points up!) and cover with soil. 

4. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.

5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.

6. Fritillaria bulbs will flower in the Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warm rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period. Leaves will also die back and start to yellow. At this point, you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves. 

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WHEN WILL THIS ITEM SHIP?

Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from September through December.

Orders placed before Sept 15:
Expect your order to arrive mid September at your location.
Orders placed Sept 15 to Dec 15:
Orders are shipped the same week that they are placed.
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