Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis
Fritillaria uva-vulpis

Fritillaria uva-vulpis

"Fox's grape fritillary"

Fritillaria uva-vulpis

15 bulbs — £3.75

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Description

Naturalise groups of dainty Fritillaria uva-vulpis into your borders, beds or a wild meadow area and look forward to a chic display of nodding bell-shaped blooms popping up every spring! Also known as Fox's Grape Fritillary, there is a distinct grape resemblance in these rounded flowers—the petals are purple on the outside with a frosted-blueish sheen. Take a closer look when they’re in full flower and you’ll notice the petals flick outwards to reveal a perfectly contrasting flash of golden-yellow on the inside. This type of fritillary is muted and subtle, but plant them in big groups or swathes and when they get going, they build up quite a scene!

If you’re erring towards a more natural style, Fritillaria uva-vulpis is naturally gorgeous—it's a reliable little gem which will fit in perfectly with your collection of botanical beauties. That said, if you have a more formal, contemporary or vibrant style, you need not be without this special fritillary. Fritillaria uva-vulpis makes a great pairing with impressive and statuesque spring flowering varieties like tulips, narcissus and hyacinths in bright shades of orange, purple, pink, white or soft green.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Fritillaria uva-vulpis

  • Flower colour

    Purple, yellow

  • Bulb size

    7/8

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Rockery
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • 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 uva-vulpis bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Fox's grape 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 uva-vulpis 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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