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Fritillaria Meleagris

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Snakes Head Fritillary. Purple and white flowers. Ideal for naturalising. RHS Award winner

Perfect colour for shady spots, usually flowering after daffodils and before tulips.

  • Article number
    XL752
  • EAN code
    5015882218196
  • Brand
    Taylors Bulbs
  • Award
    AGM (Award of Garden Merit) RHS
  • Bulb Size (cm)
    5-6
  • Flower Colour
    Purple, White
  • Flowering Height
    20cm/8 inches
  • Flowering Month
    April, May
  • Garden Style
    Cottage & Informal Garden, Gravel Garden, Patio & Container, Rock Garden
  • Moisture
    Well-drained
  • Number of Bulbs Per Pack
    40
  • Planting Depth
    10cm/4 inches
  • Planting Distance
    5cm/2 inches
  • Planting Time
    August Onwards
  • Planting Types
    Banks and Slopes, Borders and Beds, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs, Pots & Containers, Naturalising
  • Soil Type
    Chalk, Loam, Sand
  • Sunlight
    Full Sun, Partial Shade

 

 

 

General Planting Advice


Top Tips for Bulbs Planting:
1. Buying – When buying your bulbs, choose bulbs that are firm and feel heavy for their size. Reject any that are mouldy, damaged or feel soft.
2. Planting Depth – Bulbs generally need to be planted about twice their height depth.
3. Group Together – Plant bulbs in groups – odd numbers of bulbs in each group work the best. Generally the larger the group, the better the display looks. Single bulbs dotted around the garden never seem to make an impact.
4. Woodland Planting – If you are going for a random effect in a woodland/wild setting, throw the bulbs in front of you and plant them where the land. This helps to avoid a ‘regimented’ look.
5. Don’t Mix – Try not to plant a mix of bulbs together unless they are combination. Make sure to check flowering times and heights, as this can often lead to a disappointing show.
6. Container Planting – Most bulbs tend to do well in containers. Dwarf varieties will often echo the scale of the container.

Successional Display

Your garden and containers can look sensational for weeks if you choose bulbs for a successional display.

What to do if your bulbs fail to flower!

Where established clumps of your bulbs fail to produce a successful display, follow these simple steps to help revive them for the following years:

  • Water and feed clumps throughout spring, and leave the stalks/leaves to die down naturally.
  • Mark the position of underperforming clumps. Make a note in your diary to lift, divide and replant these bulbs in September-October.
  • Replant at 3-4 times the depth of the bulb, into soil that has been improved with garden compost. Give each bulb its own space, so that it grows on strongly next spring.
  • Repeat this autumn lifting and dividing every three-four years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fritillarias

How do you grow fritillarias? Seven ways to help yours triumph:

1. Pick a spot in full sun with soil that is not wet in winter. It will not thrive in poor, sandy soil because it is a heavy feeder. Whereas it will thrive in heavy and clay soils (not waterlogged).

2. Best planted in autumn. As these bulbs do not have a protected skin and will dry out quickly, make sure to plant them in September time or October at the latest.

3. They need to be planted quite deep, so that the top of the bulb should be 15-20cm below the soil surface. Make sure to mix in some good garden compost or manure.

4. Buy more than just one. They increase slowly and a clump of three/five will look more effective. Plant those 20cm apart, to allow them to make offsets and to give a good effect.

5. When flowering is over, pinch off the seed pods and let the plants die off naturally. They will quickly turn yellow but, if you deadhead them, they will soon disappear for the year.

6. Crown imperials often fail to flower in the second and subsequent years. This maybe because they are too shaded or are not planted deep enough. Another reason could be because they need feeding often, so make sure to feed them!

7. Watch out for the ‘lily beetle’ as it seems to like fritillarias. Also look out for slugs and snails as well, as they seem to favour fritillarias.

 

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