Fritillaria melegris. Perfect bell-shaped flowers in shades of purple and white with a unique checkered pattern. Height 10-12". Bulb size 5-6 cm in circ.
Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
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Bulbs for Fall Planting:
Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant:
The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Within each individual bulb or perennial variety it is stated what type of light conditions are preferred.
General Planting Info:
Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide. Be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide!
Planting Checkered Lilies:
These dainty bell-like flowers grow best in rich, moist soil in full to part shade. May also benefit from being planted on their sides. It takes at least 10 bulbs to make a show. Plant 6” apart and 3” deep.
Grow in full sun or part shade and provide with very well-drained soil. A bit of lime added to the soil is beneficial. A 1 inch layer of sand in the bottom of each hole will lessen the chance of rot.