Fritillaria Meleagris Mixed
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- ZONEPerennial, zones 3-8
- SHIPPINGBeginning in fall
- INCLUDES12 bulbs in a cloth bag, with a wooden plant marker
- Common NameSnake's Head
Fritillaria 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.
- HEIGHT 6-16"
- SPACING 4-6" between bulbs
- LIGHT Full sun or part-shade
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- CLIMATE Needs freezing winter temps to grow
- WATER Likes regular water
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole and tuck your bulb in, pointy side or indentation up with any dried roots remaining on the other side pointing down, about 3" deep. Not sure which way is which? Plant them sideways - they'll sort it out themselves. 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
Water once sprouts appear, if soil is very dry.
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.