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Fritillaria meleagris (1L pot)


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  • Common Name: Snake's head fritillary
  • Position: Full sun, Partial shade, North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Exposed, Sheltered
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flowers: Spring
  • Flower Colour: Pink, Purple
  • Hardiness: H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters
  • Habit: Deciduous, Columnar, Upright
  • Height & Spread: 30cm × 8cm
The Snake's head fritillary is one of the most endearing of all the spring flowering bulbs and given time will form large drifts of short stems with pendulous blooms in shades form white through to the darkest purple. Prefers damp soil and is ideal for growing through grass in a meadow, Tends to establish better when planted in growth rather than as a dry bulb. (3 bulbs per pot)
Fritillaria meleagris RHS Award of Garden Merit


Fritillaria like partial shade and a rich soil, preferably alkaline, which does not dry out in the summer. Well-suited to naturalising in borders, wild gardens, rockeries and in grass providing the soil remains moist during the growing period.


Keep the soil moist by mulching with compost. The bulbs are hardy and can be left undisturbed for many years. Perfect colour for shady spots, usually flowering after daffodils and before tulips.