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Fritillaria meleagris mix

Flowerbulb Quality 4.5/5

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You can order this item from: From June till September

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25 pieces per package

Care and planting instructions
8 inch
3-5 inch
4-5 inch
Full sun
Full sun

Details

The “snake’s head” (Fritillaria meleagris) grows a 30 cm tall stem with a beautiful, purple spotted clock-shaped flower that elegantly bows its head down, like a tiny lamp post. The name fritillaria comes from the chequered pattern on the flowers (Lat. Fritillus = dice box). In the Netherlands it is hard to find the “snake’s head” in the wild. You might have a chance to spot it in the east side of the country, around Vechtdal and Zwolle. As a field flower, the “snake’s head” can only be seen in Sweden, especially, at the Kungsängen which is a little south of Upssala. The folk tale says – there has been a battle on that field, Sweden versus Denmark. Sweden had won. After the battle, Fritillaria meleagris started growing on that field. A red Fritillaria - for every fallen Danish man, and a white one - for every fallen Swedish man. This would explain why there are more purplish-red flowers than white ones on the field. Purplish-red Fritillaria meleagris are more common in the wild than white Fritillaria meleagris. Fritillaria meleagris ‘Alba’ is the white snake’s head, which used to be researched and bred, but with little success. It blooms in April-May and naturalises on its own. It does not require any special care.

Additional Info

Planting distance 3-5 inch
Cut flower No
per package 25 pieces
Pot Yes
Flowering height 8 inch
Planting depth 4-5 inch
Bulb type Meleagreigis
Scented No
Deer and rodent proof Yes
type Fritillaria
Color mixed
Flower period April, May
Planting position Full sun
Avalaible From June till September
Delivery period September/October

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