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Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

Great for the front of the garden. These little beauties grow to only 10" and add interest in mid spring. (Fritillaria meleagris)

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Details:

Height: 10" tall
Bulb Spacing: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 70MIBU15
Common Name Chequered Lily Mix
Botanical Name Fritillaria meleagris
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple, White, Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 10" tall
Bulb Size 6/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Rock Gardens, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This short Fritillaria, called Checkered Lily' is famous for the cross-cross pattern in its petals. At only 10", blooming in mid-spring, these are great ornaments for the front edge of the spring garden. Dependably perennial.
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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    Red Spider Lily

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  • Releasable Bulb Planter

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4.0

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4.0

Cheerful flowers for the border

By ChickenMama

from Richmond, VA area

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        Comments about Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

        These were part of my massive bulb planting effort that took place in fall 2013. The bulbs themselves were rather an odd shape, sort of like a split-open orange. If a white stem sprout hadn't been visible in some of the first ones I handled, I wouldn't have known which end was up! I put these toward the front of the bed running along my garden path and they did very well. Most of mine were the mauve color, but two were white with green checker lines. They do release a lot of seeds in thin-walled pods and I plan to try to sow some of the seeds in other areas because I liked them so much.

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        4.0

        Needs some time......

        By Experimental Gardner

        from Battle Ground. WA

        Pros

        • Great Blooms
        • Long lasting blooms
        • Needs little care

        Cons

        • Not all bulbs worked

        Best Uses

        • Stand alone plant

        Comments about Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

        I planted these two years ago in the fall. The first year they sent up some spindly flower stalks that quickly died back. I was sure that I had killed them as I planted them in a part shade with afternoon sun location. Imagine my surprise when this year they shot up several flower stalks that did bloom.

         
        3.0

        "Weren't as full as the picture"

        By Nikki

        from Hazel Green, AL

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        Comments about Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

        i planted these in the fall. only half of them came up and then died quickly. i live in alabama so its already 83 degrees which is unusual for march.

         
        5.0

        Adorable

        By CMDPete

        from Cincinnati, OH

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        • Fun Blooms

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            Comments about Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

            I love these adorable little flowers. They add so much interest to my North facing bed. They are quite short, so make sure to put them in the front where their checkered bell flowers can be properly admired. Also bears mentioning that when these beauties are first popping up, the foliage looks very much like invading blades of crabgrass. I pulled up two of them before I figured that one out. Good Luck and Happy Planting!

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            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Red Spider Lily

              Red Spider Lily

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            • Releasable Bulb Planter

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            Shipping

            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Red Spider Lily

              Red Spider Lily

            • Siberian Squill Bulbs

              Siberian Squill Bulbs

            • Releasable Bulb Planter

              Releasable Bulb Planter

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