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

 

  • 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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Planting & Growing Instructions

 

  • 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

  • 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.
£6.50

Fritillaria Meleagris (Pack of 20 Bulbs)

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: 3-5 working days
Delivery time: Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2020)
Also suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: Yes
Double flowered: No
Border Position: Front
RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM): Yes
New This Year: N
SKU harts1122
  • 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

     

    • 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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