Snakeshead Fritillaria much more than just a sinister little flower

Glory of the Garden
Snakeshead Fritillaria photo courtesy of iGrowHort.

Chequer board patterns in deep crimson make this unusual spring flowering bulb quiet a novelty when discovered growing in damp shade often amongst daffodils, crocus and wild early spring flowers. Famously quoted by Garden designer and plantswomen Vita Sackville-West as a sinister little flower in the mournful colour of decay.

Snakeshead Fritallaria photo courtesy of Photobucket
Snakeshead Fritallaria photo courtesy of Photobucket
Snakeshead Fritallaria photo courtesy of Photobucket
Snakeshead
Snakeshead Fritallaria photo courtesy of iGrowHort.

Personally I adore snakes head Fritallary, they are a welcome addition in any garden I have ever managed and I am keen to encourage other gardeners to plant Fritillaria.


So what do you think? Will you be adding Fritillaria to a damp shady corner of your  own garden.

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  1. It’s such a distinctive flower.

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