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Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs)
Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs) Fritillaria Meleagris Fritillaria Meleagris
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Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs) Fritillaria

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Also known as Snakeshead Lily
Genus Fritillaira
Colours Purple with speckles
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade/Full Shade
Height 15-20cm
Planting period Autumn (September/October)
Flowering period Spring
Soil Type Well drained,
Shipping est Autumn (Sept to Nov 2018)
Delivery time Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2018)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented No
Double flowered No
What is being sold? Bulbs for sale
Google Shopping title Fritillaria: Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs)
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Description of Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs) Fritillaria

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. Fritillaria Meleagris from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Fritillaria Meleagris from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

 

  • 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.

 

Plant care: Fritillaria Meleagris from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

 

  • 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 in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Fritillaria Meleagris has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally.
  • 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.

 

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