Snakes Head Fritillary

Fritillaria meleagris

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Nodding heads of chequered purple or occasionally white appear April to June

Earn up to 3 Points.

SKU: snhefr Category:

Description

A superb native bulb that has suffered through loss of it’s preferred habitat – damp meadows and flood-plains. It has recently been planted in an effort to recreate the meadows that were common in the late nineteenth, early 20th century. The checkerboard pattern of colour on the petals looking like snakes-skin gives the plant it’s name and the colour varies from quite deep purple to white. Leaves are narrow and grass-like. This wildflower often goes unnoticed until it flowers.

Early bees seek the nectar and pheasant eat the bulbs! Sow late summer for seedlings to appear the following spring

Seed from Shropshire

 

Additional information

Weight 1.00 g
Size

seed packet 1gm approx300seed

Genus

Fritillaria

Family

Liliaceae

Flowering Month

April, May

Colour

cream, purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

bulb

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

damp

Native

yes

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