Wild Flower Snakes Head Fritillaria
Wild Flower Snakes Head Fritillaria

Wild Flower Snakes Head Fritillaria

AIT08162

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Size: 1 x 1 litre potted fritillaria plant
Product Code: AIT08162

Description

The captivating bell shaped flowers of this charming fritillary are instantly recognizable by their distinctive snakes-skin markings. A sprinkling of snakes head fritillaries are a sight to behold when naturalised in damp woodlands or informal areas of grass. These charming wildflowers are protected in the wild and rarely seen in their native meadow habitats. They are guaranteed to attract attention in your garden with their elegant springtime display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 8cm (3"). Planting depth: Zone 1 in boggy soil.

How to Grow

Fritillaria meleagris thrives in the reliably moist, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting to improve less than ideal soils.
 
 
When growing snakes head fritillaries, it is essential to allow their foliage to die back naturally as this will feed the bulb for the following year. Where bulbs are naturalised in grass, avoid mowing the area until their foliage has died back.