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Fritillaria Snakehead Lily
Fritillaria meleagris - Snakes head Lily
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I'm not sure if you'd want to find a snake's head in your garden but this unusual and striking lily that produces exquisite reddish-brown to purple flowers, with a scaly chequered pattern, won't make you run away! It's a very hardy and frost tolerant plant that looks wonderful in a garden bed or hanging over a rockery. It's very showy when displayed inside in your vase or as part of a bouquet.

Growth Height — 40cm
Flower Colour — Purple
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Start watering when shoots appear and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. Keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant.

Pruning Advice

Late in summer leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. Foliage many be removed at this point.