Fritillaria Meleagris (Snake's Head Fritillary)

The exotic looking chequered bells of the Fritillaria Meleagris are a stunning sight in April and May. These lovely maroon to lilac-pink occasionally white flowers are also known as the Snake’s Head Fritillary. They are one of our favourite spring bulbs. Always plant on arrival.
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  • Firillaria Meleagris do best in a moist area where they will happily naturalise. They look most at home in a wild flower or woodland garden with their pretty pendant flowers held at the top of slender stems.
    Colour Lilac, Purple
    Month of Blooming April (Early), April (Late), May (Early), May (Late)
    Planting Time Autumn, Winter
    Height 15 cm
    Special Features RHS Award of Garden Merit, Naturalising
    Garden Position Sun, Partial shade
    Type of Soil Fertile, Humus Rich, Moist, Well Drained
    Hardiness Hardy
    Delivery From end August
  • Fritillaria Imperials, Persica and Pontica and Verticillata, grow in full sun and fertile well drained soil. Plant around at a depth that is around 4 times their diameter. Plant Fritillaria Imperials with the bud slightlky tilted to avoid water getting inside the bulb and rotting it. Plant around 10-20 per square meter. Fritillaria Meleagris need humus rich soil that is not allowed to dry out. Pant in full sun to partial shade. They prefer a damp meadow or woodland conditions and flourish in cool damp summers. Allow around 50-75 per square meter. Fritillaria Elwesii, Michailowski and Pontica like fertile, well drained soil. Plant in full sun or light shade. They do not like wet conditions. Allow around 50-75 per square meter.

  • I’ve ordered this year from Peter Nyssen. Having rung up on a few occasions to add to my online order and request certain delivery dates, staff at Peter Nyssen couldn’t have been any nicer and I’ve found their bulbs to be really good value too.

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Fritillaria Meleagris

  • Fritillaria Meleagris

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