molinae, Fritillaria meleagris
and Iris foetidissima.
Your plant is a little bulb, the snake's head fritillary - Fritillaria meleagris
. It's a British native.
Combined with an under-planting of Helleborus niger, the white flowered Christmas rose and some snowdrops or Fritillaria meleagris
(snakeshead fritillary) and you will have something to look at all winter long."
Pretty purples Fritillaria meleagris
Favourite: Carol plants Ranunculus aconitifolius Charming Trilliums Trilliums Promise Primroses P i
THE snake's head fritillary, or Fritillaria meleagris
, is one of the great delights of the British garden.
His own personal favourites for each season, which are easily grown in this country and will add both colour and texture to the garden scene, include Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame' in winter; Scilla siberica, Helleborus nigra and Fritillaria meleagris
'Alba' in spring; Dicentra Formosa 'Aurora', Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge', Paeonia 'White Wings', Rosa moyesii 'Nevada' and Phlox paniculata 'Rosa Pastell' in summer; and Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' and Gentiana makinoi in autumn.
Grape hyacinth, regular hyacinth, wood hyacinth (Hyacinthoides hispanica), all the ornamental onions, dogtooth violets, dwarf iris, snowdrops, winter aconite, chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-Snow), scillas by the hundreds, guinea hen flowers (Fritillaria meleagris
), and of course daffodils in all of their vast array.
ALSO known as the snake's head lily, Fritillaria meleagris
is a British native wildflower which used to be widespread in water meadows.
SOME 2,000 Snake's Head S Fritillary bulbs, known as Fritillaria meleagris
, have bloomed at a Midland site where sewerage system improvements were done.
ENJOY IN THE WILD: The first time I saw fritillaria meleagris
is ingrained in my memory.
Sensational Value - Buy a pack of 50 Fritillaria Meleagris
for just pounds 2.49.
Of course, the world of fritillarias is much larger than just fritillaria meleagris
, with about 100 species from across the Northern Hemisphere, with some larger, louder representatives such as the Crown Imperial, F.