Fritillary

Fritillaria raddeana

Fritillary - Fritillaria raddeana

Common Name: Fritillary
Genus: Fritillaria
Species: raddeana

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: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

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

One for the connoisseurs and collectors this rare and unusual Fritillaria is actually one of the most robust varieties. In early spring it produces small clusters of nodding bell-shaped flowers that are topped with a jaunty tuft of leaf-like bracts. They are ideal for pots and containers or plunged straight into a sunny border with well drained soil. Perfect if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

  • Garden care: Plant 15cm (7in) deep from September to November in fertile well-drained soil.


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