|Cherished for their nodding, bell-shaped flowers which often have delicate, checkered patterns, most are best suited to rock and woodland gardens in filtered shade. One species, Fritillaria imperialis, has brightly colored, showy clusters of flowers. Plant it with Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths for spring blossoming in borders or containers. Close-up, flowers and bulbs have an unpleasant odor. Plant bulbs in well-drained, organic soil. After flowering, gradually withhold water so plants go dormant in summer. Keep moderately dry until fall.
Flowers are nearly 2 inches long, from pure white, to white or pink checkered with deep colors that range from blood red to purple. Some cultivars bloom in other colors.
Attributes - Fritillaria meleagris
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Pink, White
Height: 1 ft. 4 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 4 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.