Exquisite Fritillarias

An absolute favorite in the garden and in arrangements! These bulb flowers belong to the lily family. And big bonus is that they spread readily in the garden!

My favorite, fritillaria maleagris has a chequered pattern in shades of purple, or is sometimes pure white. It flowers from March to May and grows between 15 and 40 cm in height. The plant has a round bulb, about 2 cm in diameter. It is commonly found growing in grasslands in damp soils and river meadows and can be found at altitudes up to 2,400′.

 

photo: Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Exquisite Fritillarias”

  • betsy bensen April 17th, 2012 5:53 pm

    they almost can’t be real… these are beauties, Francoise!

  • Amy U. August 31st, 2012 5:48 pm

    The arrangements on your website are some of the most beautiful i have ever seen!
    Where can a person find/order unique flowers, berries, etc. as you have used?  The wholesale florist in our city does not offer ANYTHING as unqiue and wonderful as you have used.

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