Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix'
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Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix'

Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix'

"Snake's head fritillary"

Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix'

30 bulbs — £5.70

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Description

The polka-dotted beauty of Fritillaria meleagris is admired in the plant world. It’s as though cheerful fairies have donned festive finery before romping through your garden to celebrate the arrival of spring. But whoever dreamed up the common name was thinking of things less gorgeous, and the name 'Snake’s Head Fritillary' seems to have stuck. Still, there’s nothing to stop you thinking of fairies!

As pretty as it is, you’d expect Fritillaria meleagris (sometimes called 'Checkered Lily') to be a trifle fussy, but if you choose a sunny to lightly shaded spot in well-drained soil, your flowers will be here to stay, coming up naturally every year without any need for lifting and storing bulbs.

Fritillaria meleagris was once abundant in the UK, particularly in the Thames Valley and parts of Wiltshire, and was sold as a cut flower at the markets of London, Oxford, and Birmingham.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Fritillaria meleagris mixta

  • Flower colour

    Purple, white

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    lawns
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Snake's head fritillary" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Fritillaria meleagris 'Mix' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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