Fritillaria meleagris SNAKES HEAD FRITILLARY


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Perennial Bulb
H: 40cm W: 10cm approx.
Partial Shade, Woodland
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Nodding bell shaped heads are sometimes of pure white or more frequently marked with a delicate checkered pattern in shades of maroon purple One of the best British wild flowers. Enjoys full sun to light shade in very humus rich, well drained soil. It is ideal to plant in the woodland, rockery or to let naturalize in the garden.

Sowing Advice-
Seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth.  If sown in seed trays outdoors germination may not occur until dormancy is broken by a period of chilling. (Winter) To hasten  process place seed in a moist seed tray  and in a polythene bag and placed in fridge at 4 degrees C  for 2-3 weeks. Then remove from fridge and polythene bag and place outside in an unheated poly house or plunge them to the rims in a shady part of the garden and cover with class or clear plastic. Seed is very irregular to germinate but should germinate over the spring summer, transplant each one when large enough to handle in their own pot. Some seed may lay dormant and not germinate until the following spring.