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Fritillaria meleagris

Checkered lily, Snake's-head fritillary

Seed count: 15-20   
Fritillaria meleagris
Fritillaria meleagris
Native Region: S. England to N. Balkans, W. Russia
Zone Range: 03-08
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Thursday 13 June, 2019
Seed count: 15-20

Bulbous perennial with linear, gray-green leaves. In spring, bears solitary bell-shaped pendent purple flowers with purple-pink checkering. Height is 12 inches. Good for naturalizing in grass.

For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in autumn in a cold frame. Expose to winter cold until germination in spring. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Harvest Date: Thursday 13 June, 2019
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