Fritillaria meleagris 'Plum & White Mixed'

This snakeshead fritillary looks brilliant at the front of a border or naturalised in grass, happier on heavy soils than on dry chalk or sand. More
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This snakeshead fritillary looks brilliant at the front of a border or naturalised in grass. Happier on heavy soils than on dry chalk or sand.

If you want them to get established, you must leave plants to set seed and so do not mow until late June/July. They will then slowly naturalise as they do in the wild. Exquisite and beautiful, yet easy to grow.

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Genus Fritillaria
Group/Species meleagris
Variety Plum & White Mixed
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Snakeshead Fritillary
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 6/+

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Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist
Height 15-20cm (6-8in)
Spacing Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10-15 (4-6in) cm apart.
Care Tips Can be naturalised in grass but make sure you don't cut the foliage until June/July. Avoid disturbance and never cut them right down because they may stop flowering. Top dress annually with manure.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life I love these mixed with tulips, their only downside is their faint foxy smell but I hardly notice it.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Fritillaria meleagris 'Plum & White Mixed' reviews

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sheila

very nice to grow some of these lovely plants

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Cecily

Glorious! These were an addition to existing ones.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Souden

Excellent quality bulbs as usual.Huge frilly purple tulip lasted for weeks!Strong stem and late,which is good in Scotland.Need to know the variety for next year.Can you help?