Fritillaria meleagris Mixed Fritillaria meleagris Mixed Fritillaria meleagris Mixed Fritillaria meleagris Mixed Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
Fritillaria meleagris Mixed

Fritillaria meleagris Mixed

Plant In Shade
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • Fritillaria meleagris is also known as Snakeshead due to its unusual checkerboard markings.
  • Perfect in borders and pots, they will provide you with a gorgeous spring display.
  • A stunning mix of colours from purple to white.
  • Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs, size 6/7 ready to plant out in autumn.
    20 Bulbs - Item: 600133
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    Product Description

    A stunning mix of colours from purple to white, fritillaria meleagris is also known as Snakeshead due to its unusual checkerboard markings.

    It has delicate bell-shaped flowers that hang and sway in the wind, and although beautiful and delicate looking, are remarkably hardy and will happily thrive in shady, woodland like spots. Ideal for creating border displays or for naturalising in shady spots under trees.

    Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

    Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs, size 6/7 ready to plant out in autumn.

    What Is Supplied

    Item 600133 supplied as:
    Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, ready for planting.
    Size: 5/6.

    Plant Information

    Top Tips

    • Which way up? Pointy end up, and if in doubt, plant on its side and it will right itself over time.

     

    Care Guide

    Planting Advice for Fritillaria uva-vuplis

    • Needs a moderately fertile, very well-drained soil and is intolerant of wet when dormant. Handle the fragile bulbs carefully and plant at four times their own depth.
    • Plant in a sunny position where they can get some shade during the hottest part of the day  they are ideal for gravel gardens.

    Aftercare Advice for Fritillaria uva-vuplis:

    • If growing in a pot, put a layer of gravel at the bottom of the pot to help keep the compost draining freely.
    • Add a handful of coarse sand or grit to the potting compost and then place the bulbs in a planting hole 3 times as deep as the height of the bulbs.
    • To protect the bulbs against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap over winter.
    • Water during dry periods.

    Trimming advice for fritillaries:

    • Allow the stem to turn brown before cutting off close to the soil.


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    Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
    Plant Dimensions
    25cm
    10cm
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    Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
    Fritillaria meleagris Mixed
    20 Bulbs
    Item: 600133
    Only £5.99