Fritillaria meleagris

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Fritillaria meleagris

Sweet, beguiling bells
Quick Facts
Planting Depth 5"
Hardiness Zone Range 3-8
Sun conditions Partial Sun
Bulbs per Square Foot 9
Bulb Spacing 5"
Naturalizes Yes
Height at Maturity 12"
Season of Bloom Mid Spring
Detailed Product Info

Also known as Checkered Lily. An heirloom species that dates back to 1575. These bell-shaped, "checkered" flowers are either deep purple/maroon or ivory/white with thin, grassy foliage intermittently spaced on its slender stems. Prefers light shade or dappled sunlight. Reaches heights of 8" to 12". Pest-resistant, and a great naturalizer.

Growing Instructions

Fritillaria do best in light shade or dappled sunlight. They require a well-drained soil. After planting, water in well; beyond that average rainfall should suffice for water. Plant as soon as possible after receipt. Follow variety instructions on planting depth.