FRITILLARIA meleagris

Small
Part shade
Sun
Pink
Reasonable soil
Spring
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Available as either 1 x 1ltr pot for £3.00  OR our "Other" option which is  5  x 1ltr pots for £12.00 

Height x Spread: 25cm x 10cm

One of the loveliest spring sights must be a carpet of Fritallaria meleagris, their demure heads seemingly fashioned from pink or purple snakeskin, nodding gently in the breeze on slender stems bowing under their weight.

It loves a fertile, damp but well-drained soil in partial shade or sun.  As it copes well with moist conditions all year round, it is ideal for clay soils, but can tolerate freer draining soils if cool and moist in the summer.  Native to the UK it happily naturalises in grass, but also looks lovely incorporated in spring planters.  

 Available for Mail Order from February - April