FRITILLARIA MESSANENSIS GRACILIS

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FRITILLARIA MESSANENSIS GRACILIS

$4.19 / packet

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Description

Pendent bell flowers of chequered plummy-brown and green, with a green stripe down the centre of each petal, and pure yellow inside, are borne in groups of one to three. This slender species has stems bearing narrow whorled leaves. A plant of alpine meadows and light woodland, and well adapted to gardens in temperate regions, this sub-species of Fritillaria messanensis originally comes from Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and the Ionian islands of Greece. In common with all fritillaries this choice plant is easily grown outside in a sunny well-drained spot.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.

Key Facts

Family:Liliaceae

Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb

Height:30-45cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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