Fritillaria meleagris

Snake's Head Fritillary

 

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This woodland bulb grows as a multicolored mix of pure white and white-checkered reddish-purple nodding bells.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Shipping Shipping begins in mid September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Bag of 15
SKU 52810

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12-15" tall. Mid-spring blooming. Also known as Guinea Hen Flower chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, Lazarus Bell, Chequered Lily, Chequered Daffodil, Drooping Tulip, this woodland bulb grows as a multicolored mix of pure white and white-checkered reddish-purple nodding bells. Plant in shade with enriched, moisture retentive soil. Where possible, plant these wildflowers near north and east facing walls near downspouts from the roof, which provide the extra water they enjoy. For best success, plant Fritillaria bulbs at a 45-degree angle so they don't fill with water and rot.
SKU 52810
Common Name Snake's Head Fritillary
Botanical Name Fritillaria meleagris
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-15" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.

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5.0

My favorite bulb for shade!

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Great for shade
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Fritillaria meleagris:

    I use it in my shade gardens. Does great in containers. Such a cute little addition especially in small spaces.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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