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Fritillaria meleagris alba

Commonly known as The Guinea Hen Flower, The Checkered Lily or The Snake’s Head Fritillary, F. meleagris alba is the white-only selection out of F. meleagris, an heirloom species dating back to 1575. It has pendant, bell-shaped, green-veined ivory-white flowers with grass-like foliage intermittently spaced on its slender stems. This deer- and rodent-resistant naturalizer is native to the western Himalayas and Asia Minor, and prefers rich, well-draining neutral pH soil and a bit of light shade or dappled sunlight. Mature plantings can grow taller than its usual 8” height. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot. Bulb size: 5 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April/May. Plant 5" to 6" deep and 5" to 6" apart. HZ: 3-8. Height: 8".

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Catalog #3446
50/$17.25 100/$32.00 500/$154.25 1000/$287.25

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