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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • 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

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Checkered lily was popular in colonial gardens by 1700.


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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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