The name comes from the shape of the flower head just before it opens as it can look similar to a viper’s head.
Snakeshead fritillary is a member of the lily family. It has a beautiful nodding head with a chequered pink and white pattern. In nature the Snakeshead fritillary can be found in meadows which flood every winter. Preferring a damp soil it is ideal planted in grassland, however it will also grow happily in ordinary garden soil. It also looks amazing when planted in a large pot full of Spring bulbs to bring an interesting focus to the garden in April. Take care that the corms are not attacked by mice!
Pink or white
Height : 30cm
Flowering period : April – May
Our pots have 3 corms per pot