Snakeshead Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris
Common names include, snakeshead, chess flower, guinea flower, Lazarus bell, chequered lily and frog cup.
The Snakeshead fritillary is an early flowering perennial which grows best in moist meadows. The delicate purple bell-shaped flowers, with their distinctive chequered pattern, can be seen in the spring. Ideal for naturalising in grass, plant snakeshead fritillaries in wildflower meadows, as well as in rock gardens, cottage and informal gardens, and containers.
Plant your snakeshead fritillary bulbs around 10 - 15cm below the surface of the soil. After flowering, let the foliage die back naturally; the leaves are still photosynthesising and sending nutrients into the bulbs for the next year's flowers.
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|Latin name||Fritillaria Meleagris|