• Mixed Checkered Lily Fritillaria - 87102
  • Mixed Checkered Lily Fritillaria - 87102
  • Mixed Checkered Lily Fritillaria - 87102
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Mixed Checkered Lily Fritillaria

Fritillaria meleagris

#87102
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The Mixed Checkered Lily Fritillaria is unlike many others in its family. It is also known as Guinea Hen, Misson Bells, or Snakes Head. Its blooms, which often hang like a nodding tulip, truly appear checkered with their reddish-brown, purple, and white colorations. This fritillaria is a wonderful naturalizer and is great for the gardener looking to add unique plants to his or her garden. Also helps to keep pests such as deer and rodents away! Please note: plant bulb on its side.

  • Fritillaria require a full sun to partial shade location.
  • Well-drained soil is critical to health and growth of frtillaria bulbs; they are very susceptible to rotting in soils that do not drain well.
  • Amend the planting area with top soil or plant starter mix. The addition of organic matter such as compost, manure or peat is also necessary when amending your soil.
  • To help improve your soil structure, and make nutrients more readily available to the fritillaria bulbs add Kelp Meal when amending your soil.
  • Fritillaria bulbs have a hollow center from the previous year’s stem. This hollow center can easily collect water and lead to the bulb rotting over winter. To help prevent rotting from happening, plant the fritillaria bulb slightly on its side, with the roots facing the earth.
  • After amending your soil, plant your fritillaria bulbs 6” deep
  • Space your fritillaria 8-12” apart. Planting in groups of 3 or more will give the best appearance.
  • Water the planting area immediately after planting to eliminate air pockets. Fritillaria are very sensitive to rotting, any additional water in fall or winter is not suggested.
  • Apply a thick 2-3” layer of organic mulch to the planting area in mid to late fall.