We are offering 50 bulbs of the classic purple Fritillaria meleagris
This week's online offer is for pack of 50 Fritillaria Meleagris
for just pounds 2.
Of course, the world of fritillarias is much larger than just fritillaria meleagris
, with about 100 species from across the Northern Hemisphere, with some larger, louder representatives such as the Crown Imperial, F.
This week's great online offer is for 50 Fritillaria Meleagris
(Snakeshead) for only pounds 3.
SNAKE'S HEAD FRITILLARY Also known as the snake's head lily, Fritillaria meleagris
is a British native wildflower that used to be widespread in water meadows.
Bulbs fit in well, too - snake's head fritillaries ( Fritillaria meleagris
), the wild daffodil or Lent lily (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), English bluebells and native orchids.
- the white and chequered purple flowers are an attractive addition to the spring garden.
If your soil tends to be damp, don't be too concerned as fritillaria meleagris
, colchiums and daffodils will do equally as well in this type of soil.
The snakeshead fritillary, Fritillaria meleagris
, is the easiest and does well in our gardens.
Look out for some of the more unusual bulbs that might suite particular conditions in your garden - fritillaria meleagris
and leucojums like it wet, anemone blanda likes it partially shaded and camassias do well in long grass.
We scattered wild daffodil seed in the meadow 35 years ago and that has naturalised along with narcissus, fritillaria meleagris
, crocus, cowslip, snowdrops and wood anemones.
The snake's head fritillary, Fritillaria meleagris
, is inexpensive and easy to grow.