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Frittilaria Meleagris Mixed
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Frittilaria grow from Fall-planted bulbs, and will spread, or 'naturalize,' if they're happy. They like shady spots, and their moody blooms will win your heart.
  • SHIPSBeginning in October
  • HEIGHT9"
  • SPACING3" between bulbs
  • LIGHTPart-shade
  • ZONEPerennial, zones 3-8

  • SHIPPINGFlat rate $10 shipping on all orders
  • INCLUDES20 bulbs

  • Botanical NameFritillaria meleagris
  • Common NameSnake's head fritillary
Spring Bloom
Summer
Fall Plant
Winter

Description

Frittilaria Meleagris is also called Snakes Head because of the snake-like pattern on the petals. The colors range from a deep burgundy to a dark pink, set off by a few white blooms. The dark palette and downward facing blooms are a moody accent to the cheerful Spring blooms we typically see in April and May.


  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Toxic
  • DIFFICULTY Super easy to grow
  • CLIMATE Needs freezing Winter temps to grow
  • WATER Likes regular water
  • INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole and tuck your bulb in, pointy side up, about 3" deep. Now give your bulb a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it, a long drink of water, and wait for Spring.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets partial shade, and space bulbs about 3" apart.

When to Plant

Plant in the Fall, anytime before the ground freezes for the last time.

When to Expect Blooms

Mid Spring

Care Instructions

There's really no care involved. Enjoy the blooms? Pick some bouquets?

Extra Credit

Wait for the foliage to wilt and turn yellow before clipping it back, so that the bulb can preserve energy for the next year's blooms.

Frittilaria Meleagris Mixed

$26.00 $0.00 ( / )