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  • snake's head fritillary bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.08m

Fritillaria meleagris

snake's head fritillary bulbs

RHS award of garden merit £2.49
Pot size 10 bulbs
10 bulbs
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and 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 12cm (5in) deep from September 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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