Solitary or paired bell-shaped flowers in shades of checkered maroon and reddish-purple or white dangle from delicate, arching stems in spring.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis species is suitable for growing in a damp meadow or open woodland, and is great for naturalizing in lawn.
CareFritillaria meleagris prefers moist soil in full sun to light shade, and cool, damp summers.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in fall, provide winter cold treatment, and then move to a cool greenhouse; divide offsets in late summer.
ProblemsRust, leaf spot.
- Genus : Fritillaria
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium to Wet
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red, White
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest