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Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix

 

Regular Price: $11.95

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Nodding, checkerboard-patterned blooms in purple and lilac are the most memorable flowers in any spring garden. Their Alice-in-Wonderland charm and short height make them an easy choice for edging walkways and placing in the very front of your garden. Best of all, fritillaria are deer and squirrel-resistant. (Fritillaria meleagris)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Containers
Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 10" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Size Bag of 15 - Bulb Size: 6+ cm
SKU 70MIBU15

Plant Information

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.
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
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 Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsFritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

The purples did well, but ther were no whites

By 

from Brunswick, ME

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

    I really wanted some whites in the mix, but only the purples bloomed. I would happily buy all whites to supplement, but they aren't offered.

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    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Only one beautiful flower came up. Sadly, the rest failed.

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    from Duluth, MN

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Not hardy

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Fritillaria Chequered Lily Bulb Mix:

    I planted the group of bulbs in my spring flower bed and only one bulb flowered. It is tall and beautiful and strong. I am not sure why the other bulbs failed, but it was disappointing. I had looked forward all winter to seeing the grouping this spring. We had early snow cover in November, but the weather warmed and it rained, melting the snow. It was very cold before the next snow cover. That may have compromised the bulbs.

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    4.0

    Cheerful flowers for the border

    By 

    from Richmond, VA area

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    Comments about American Meadows 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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    • No
     
    4.0

    Needs some time......

    By 

    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 American Meadows 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"

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    from Hazel Green, AL

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    Comments about American Meadows 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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Adorable

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun Blooms

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows 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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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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