• 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
Availability: Fall Pre-Order
$7.17
Was: $11.95
You Save: $4.78 (40.0%)
25 bulbs per package
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4.80 stars, based on 5 review(s)
Ship Season: Fall

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.
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michigan

tiny little lilies

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  • durable flowers
  • good quality
  • tiny
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  • tiny
These are interesting looking little flowers.
I heard from a friend that they are very durable and last for many years, if you let them be where they grow.
I got about 20 growing now.

Should keep the squirrels away.

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Bulbs were in great shape. WIll have to wait until spring to see what develops.

NC 7b

Came up but for personal taste will not re-buy

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These bulbs came up reliably. They are interesting looking, a bit different than I expected. 8-10 in and delicate with spindly stems and leaves. The flower itself is perhaps the size of a small crocus head. The issue is they are just kind of invisible due to their dark color and small size. They are neat, just not for me at the moment.

AR

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Planted in the shade. Hope for a nice display in the spring.

Oxford, OH

Cute and pretty

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  • very different
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I love these checkered lilies - so cute and pretty. They just pop up in the spring and say "hello" to nice weather. They really last a long time. I even bought some for a friend.