Snake's Head Fritillary
Details12-15" 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.
|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|
|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|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 30 to 40"|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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- Accurate Instructions
- Great for shade
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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