Fritillaria Meleagris Mix Bulbs | checkered lily | 15 bulbs

Fritillaria Meleagris Mix Bulbs | checkered lily | 15 bulbs

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Fritillaria meleagris, commonly called checkered lily, is actually a bulb that is also a perennial that is native to river flood plains in Europe. Plants are somewhat dainty in appearance, featuring solitary (less frequently 2-3), drooping, 2” long, bell-shaped flowers which are checkered and veined with reddish-brown, purple, white and gray atop slender stems growing to 15” tall. Perfect plant for a fairy garden.  Blooms in April. Linear, lance-shaped, grass-like green leaves are widely-spaced on the stems. Also commonly called guinea-hen flower because of the resemblance of the mottled flower color to a guinea hen. In the right environment, it will live long and naturalize well.

Genus name is from the Latin word fritillus meaning dice box in reference to the checkerboard pattern on the petals of Fritillaria meleagris.

deer resistant, 15 bulbs

Bloom Height

8  inches

Bloom Time

Very late-spring

Light Requirements

Shade, Sun, Sun/Shade


purple & white

Plant Depth

3 inches