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Guinea-Hen Flower
Guinea-Hen Flower Fritillaria Fritillaria meleagris Checkered 1½" flowers are usually plum or bronze, but some are lilac-pink or white. Delicate single bells hang on slender grey-green grasslike stems. Also called Checkered Lily or Snake’s Head Fritillary.

Will spread in a well-drained sheltered spot; also suitable in borders, grassy or humusy areas. Native to Europe where it grows all over in meadows and along streams.

10-14", MS, Z3-8, 6cm/up.

Item Discounted
Price
6714A: 10 for $2.80  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6714B: 20 for $4.50  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6714C: 50 for $10.35  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6714D: 200 for $35.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018

Additional Information

Fritillary

In Latin, fritillus is a dice-box, and most flowers in the Fritillaria genus show a subtle checkered pattern on the bell-like flowers.

Miscellaneous Bulbs

is the name the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives to this large group of flowers. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.

Descriptions and Codes

At the end of each description are:

  • approximate height at flowering time,
  • relative bloom time (VE, very early spring; ES, early spring; MS, mid-spring; LS, late spring),
  • USDA hardiness zones,
  • bulb size.
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