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Snake's Head (Fritillaria meleagris)

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Snake's Head (Fritillaria meleagris)
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2.76 € *
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Item number
FRI01
Seed quantity:
50 Pcs.
Botanical name:
F. contorta, Fritillaria meleagris, Lilium meleagris
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Description

Fritillaria meleagris is known as the Snake's Head or Leper Lily. The flower has a beautifull checkered, purple, white and gray coloration. The plant is commonly found growing in grasslands in damp soils and river meadows. The Leper Lily is native
to Europe, but in many places, it is an endangered species that is rarely found in the wild.
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This plant is a cold-germinator. The sowing must be kept cold for a period of some weeks (refrigerator) or you sow them in very early spring or autumn. Mix the seeds with damp sand in a plastic bag. The sowing must be kept warm (about 20°C / 64 to 72°F and moist for the first 2-4 weeks. After this period place it in your refrigerator at a temperature of 5°C (between 25 and 39°F) for 5 to 6 weeks. After that take the bag out and keep it at room temperature. Check for sprouted seed regulary.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Liliaceae
Plant height approx.:
15–30 cm
Flower colour:
Pink, Red, Violet, White
Flowering period :
April, May
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
High
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
–20 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing time outdoors:
March, October, September
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
18 – 20 °C, Needs cold for germination
Planting distance approx.:
15 x 15 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Kiebitzei, Schachblume, Schachbrettblume

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