Fritillaria meleagris

Also known as:

  • Snake's Head Fritillary
  • Checkered Lily

Plant Type

bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

5a-9b

Size

H:6"-12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, red, purple

Flower Season:

spring

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Tags

broadleaf
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Canby, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

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Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Checkered Lilies have exquisite markings of gray and blackish red on nodding dusky purple bells. Best in the woodland garden with cool soil during our hot summers.

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Fritillaria meleagris 6 flower

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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(SNAKESHEAD LILY) Beautiful bulbous perennial, 8-10” stems of blue green topped with dangling checkered bells of deep purple in spring. Enjoys a moist shaded position in free draining soil...try it under trees or next to a pond. Deer resistant, will naturalize where happy!

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Description by: Old House Gardens

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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One of our perennial bestsellers, this odd little bulb has nodding flowers of maroon and dusky rose (or occasionally white), and each is checkered! Grown since colonial days, it prefers light shade and cool, moist sites. Our bulbs are wax-dipped to preserve their vitality. We forgot to plant some until February one year and they still bloomed! Aka guinea-hen flower, 10-12", zones 4a-7b(8bWC)

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Fritillaria meleagris 15 flower

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