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Fritillaria Meleagris
Fritillaria Meleagris Fritillaria Meleagris Fritillaria Meleagris

Fritillaria Meleagris has a chequered pattern in shades of purple and white with a grassy foliage. It flowers from March to May and will grow to 15-20cm in height. The plant has a buttoned shaped bulb about 2cm in diameter and likes to planted in well-drained, sandy soil.

How to plant Fritillaria Meleagris

  • Fritillaria Meleagris should be planted in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained, sandy soil, if necessary add sand, grit or gravel to be improve the condition of the area for planting.
  • Arrange the bulbs in clusters.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 1-2" apart.
  • Ideal for rockeries.
  • If planting in pots, use  good-quality, multi-purpose compost, preferably adding sand to the planting hole to prevent the bulbs from rotting.
  • Plant the bulbs 2-3" of soil above them.
  • It is best to plant the Meleagris bulb on its side - this prevents water collecting at the top of the bulb and causing it to rot.

 

 

 

Description

Fritillaria Meleagris has a chequered pattern in shades of purple and white with a grassy foliage. It flowers from March to May and will grow to 15-20cm in height. The plant has a buttoned shaped bulb about 2cm in diameter and likes to planted in well-drained, sandy soil.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs are delivered in the Autumn

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Spring Flowering Bulbs are dispatched from September to November.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days during this time.
Postage cost to the UK (excluding N.Ireland) is £4.99.
Orders over £50 qualify for FREE delivery.
Unfortunately, we are not currently delivering to the EU. See Delivery page.
When your order is due for dispatch, you will receive a tracking email from us to track your parcel.
Your parcel will be sent on a 48 hour tracked service.

Returns and Refunds

You have the right to cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched.
All returns must be returned at your cost within 7 days of receipt.
Payment for the returned goods will be refunded within 7 days of the goods being received by us, less the postage charges. 



Planting & Growing Instructions

How to plant Fritillaria Meleagris

  • Fritillaria Meleagris should be planted in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained, sandy soil, if necessary add sand, grit or gravel to be improve the condition of the area for planting.
  • Arrange the bulbs in clusters.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 1-2" apart.
  • Ideal for rockeries.
  • If planting in pots, use  good-quality, multi-purpose compost, preferably adding sand to the planting hole to prevent the bulbs from rotting.
  • Plant the bulbs 2-3" of soil above them.
  • It is best to plant the Meleagris bulb on its side - this prevents water collecting at the top of the bulb and causing it to rot.

 

 

 

Care Instructions

How to care for Fritillaria Meleagris

  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, sandy.
  • If planting in pots, make sure the Fritillaria Assyriaca/Uva Vulpis are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side during winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Fritillaria Meleagris has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Once all the foliage and stem has turned brown and hollow, you can remove them and discard.
  • Fritillaria Meleagris bulbs will multiply during the first or second year of planting.
  • Ideally, the best time to lift and check your bulbs for dividing is during the months of August and September. Once, you have divided your bulbs, they will all need replanting.
  • Prevent the Scarlet Lily beetle from ruining your Fritillarias by using our Lily Beetle Prevention spray.
£4.75

Fritillaria Meleagris

Snakeshead Lily
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Specification
Also known as: Snakeshead Lily
Genus: Fritillaira
Colours: Purple with speckles
Aspect: Full Sun/Partial Shade/Full Shade
Height: 15-20cm / 6-8"
Planting period: Autumn (September/October)
Soil Type: Well drained,
Hardiness: Hardy - H5 (-15°C to -10°C)
Shipping est: *PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN SEPTEMBER 2021*
Delivery time: Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2021)
Suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: Yes
Double flowered: No
Border Position: Front
RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM): Yes
SKU harts11221
  • Description

    Fritillaria Meleagris has a chequered pattern in shades of purple and white with a grassy foliage. It flowers from March to May and will grow to 15-20cm in height. The plant has a buttoned shaped bulb about 2cm in diameter and likes to planted in well-drained, sandy soil.

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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    How to plant Fritillaria Meleagris

    • Fritillaria Meleagris should be planted in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
    • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained, sandy soil, if necessary add sand, grit or gravel to be improve the condition of the area for planting.
    • Arrange the bulbs in clusters.
    • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 1-2" apart.
    • Ideal for rockeries.
    • If planting in pots, use  good-quality, multi-purpose compost, preferably adding sand to the planting hole to prevent the bulbs from rotting.
    • Plant the bulbs 2-3" of soil above them.
    • It is best to plant the Meleagris bulb on its side - this prevents water collecting at the top of the bulb and causing it to rot.

     

     

     

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