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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.
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20 bulbs

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
April - May
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
meleagris
Common name
Snakeshead Fritillary
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10-15 (4-6in) cm apart.
Cultivation
Plant as early as possible into moisture retentive ground 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10-15 (4-6in) cm apart.

Description

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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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.