This is a fun flower to include in an existing garden where it will pop up in mid to late spring with the late daffodils and just before the lily of the valley blooms. This fritillaria has slender, silvery-green foliage that doesn't require much room and the nodding, bell-shaped, checkered flowers weave well in and amongst fuller spring perennials. These are also called Guinea Hen flowers because the flower markings are much like the feather patterns on some breeds of guinea fowl. Deer and rodent resistant. These bulbs are nursery propagated, not collected from the wild.
Light to Moderate
Full sun to light shade
Checkered lilies, Guinea Hen flowers, Snakes headBotanical Name:
Light to dappled shadeHardiness:
Bell-shaped flowers are checkered maroon and creamy whiteBloom Season:
5/6 cm bulbsNumber:
10 robust bulbs