Fritillaria meleagris alba

Fritillaria meleagris alba
Fritillaria meleagris alba

With a similar growth habit to the species, Fritillaria meleagris alba (white snakes head fritillary) is a very attractive, but rarely offered white flowering form of F. meleagris.

Fritillaria meleagris alba have simiar habits to Fritillaria meleagris. A medium growing frit with a distinctive checkered flower head. Growing to 30cm.

Like most other species, Fritillaria meleagris alba requires a well drained position to avoid bulb rot, and can be successfully grown in a container or pot.

Care

Again good drainage is the key to growing Fritillaria meleagris alba, so we are looking for that combination of humus rich deep soil, but free draining.

Like most other species, this spring flowering bulb requires a well drained position to avoid bulb rot, and can be successfully grown in a container or pot.

Planting

Like most bulbs they look great in clumps. We like 7 – 10 in a group, and unevenly spaced for a more ‘natural’ look.

They grow equally well in the rock garden and in a well drained container in full sun to part shade.