Fritillary

Fritillaria michailovskyi

Fritillary - Fritillaria michailovskyi

Common Name: Fritillary
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: michailovskyi

The Latin translation of Fritillaria refers to the chequered pattern on the flowers and the link to chequered chess boards and games involving dice.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A lovely little fritillary no more than 15cm tall that has dazzling flowers of deep purple-brown with distinctive yellow tips. They appear in early summer hanging down amongst the thin green leaves. Great for planting in bold drifts so that the scent of honey from the flowers is stronger. 

  • Garden care: Plant 12cm (5in) deep from September to November in fertile, well-drained soil, taking care not to damage the fragile bulbs.
  • Goes well with: Knautia arvensis, Cardamine pratensis, Lonicera pericymenum, Briza media, Fritillaria meleagris, Crataegus monogyna

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