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Planted at Mount Vernon



Hardiness Zones


These dainty bell-shaped flowers in shades of maroon and white with faint checkered patterns perch atop slender arching stems. They prefer to be grown in cool moist sites.

Latin Name

Fritillaria meleagris


Family

Liliaceae


Also Known As

Guinea-hen Flower Leper Lily Checkered Lily


Type of Plant

Bulb

Bloom Season

April - April


Seasons

Spring

Specifications

Max Height: 1'
Max Spread: 0.5'

Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Black Walnut

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Checkered lily was popular in colonial gardens by 1700.


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