FRITILLARIA - Fritillary

Fritillaria (common name Snake’s head fritillary) is a diverse genus. The most well known of them all is Fritillaria meleagris with its beautiful purple or white speckled flowers. There is also a pure white cultivar called ‘Alba’. Fritillaries come into their own when planted in a moisture-retaining soil (clay, loam or a humus-rich soil), in a sunny position. A good bulb for naturalising!

Apart from Fritillaria melegaris, there are also other species that are worthy of attention. Take Fritillaria uva-vulpis and Fritillaria pallidiflora for example; both grateful sorts that when planted in the right conditions come back year after year.