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Fritillaria meleagris | 10.5cm Pot

Mix and Match 3 for 2 on Selected 10.5cm Perennials & Bedding
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A hardy perennial boasting purple and cream chequered blooms

Rising in popularity, the addition of this Fritillaria is a wonderful way to add distinctiveness to your garden. It features a mix of cream and deep purple flowers that sport a unique chequered pattern, which will almost certainly fascinate your friends and family! The campanulate shape of the flowers themselves resemble that of a snake's head, explaining the Fritillaria's other name 'Snakeshead'.

Planting Tip

  • Plant differing perennials throughout your garden for a colourful display!
  • Unique Checkered Flowers
  • Loved by Pollinators
  • Perfect for Beginners
  • Spring Flowering
  • Deep Purple Colours
  • Supplied As:  10.5cm pot
  • Flowering Period:  Spring
  • Eventual Height and Spread:  30cm (12") 8cm (3")
  • Level of Care:  Easy
  • Preferred Location:  Full sun or part shade
  • Soil Type:  Well-drained soil

Our herbaceous plants are lovingly grown by our trusted nursery, based in England. Each flourishing plant will be dispatched directly to your home.

Please note, your potted plant may not display flowers as soon as it arrives. However, the 'flowering period' box (detailed above), indicates when you can expect flowers to form. Many of our herbaceous perennials also die back in winter, so will have little growth in spring, but grow quickly once sunlight hours improve.


Sustainability is one of our priorities, and as such, our perennials and alpines are delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Aside from being recyclable, they will keep them nice and secure on their journey.

Please see our below guidance on your perennial or alpine's care:

Watering: During your perennial or alpine's first growing season, you should provide them with frequent waterings. Try to also avoid wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of disease.

Deadheading: To promote a long flowering period, you should deadhead any flowers that appear spent. Simply rescind each flower at their base, taking care to not cut other parts of the plant.

Dividing: To really flourish, your perennials can be divided every three to four years. They can be divided when they begin to show less flowers, or appear less healthy in the middle. Make sure to only do so when they aren't currently flowering.

Please note: Herbaceous perennials can die back in winter, so don't be alarmed if this happens and instead look forward to spring!

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
Common Name Checkered Lilly
Flower Colour Purple
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Eventual Height 0.3m-0.6m
Eventual Spread Under 0.3m
Foliage Colour Green
Type Perennial Plants
Latin Name Fritillaria
Awards Award of Garden Merit
Location Border, Patio
Sale Type 3 for 2 - 10.5cm Bedding/Perennial