Plant Now: Fritillaria

Fritillaria meleagris
Fritillaria meleagris
NZ Bulbs’ new spring catalogue just came out and in it are the lovely little flowers of Fritillaria meleagris. Also known as the chequered or snake’s head lily, these pretty bulbs produce large nodding spring bells with a distinctive chequerboard pattern. The flowers, as shown above, may be white, purple or pinkish-purple. February is a good month to plant these hardy bulbs. Order some in from NZ Bulbs and plant in a shady, moist spot.

Photo credit: Design Sponge.

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