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Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary bulbs

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Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary bulbs

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  • 20 + 10 FREE bulbs
  • £11.97 £7.98
  • in stock
    (shipped within 1 week)
  • 10 bulbs
  • £3.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/6

    Pretty, pendent, white and pinkish-purple bells with distinctive checkerboard markings on slender stems in April and May. These delightful snake's head fritillaries are perfect for naturalising in a moist woodland edge or wildflower garden. It's essential to select a site where the soil remains moist in summer.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs (ideally on their sides) 20cm deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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