Checkered Lily (Fritillaria meleagris) in the Fritillarias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height:9 to 12 inches
Plant Spread:6 to 9 inches; self-seeds readily
Leaves:Spring ephemeral
Flowers:Showy
Flower Time:Late winter and early spring
Spring
Underground structures:Bulb
Uses:Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds:Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods:Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation
Pollinators:Self
Bees

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Location: My garden.Date: 2011-05-20
By mcash70
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-28
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Location: My garden.Date: 2011-05-20
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Apr 9, 2009 12:01 PM
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Apr 15, 2008 11:22 AM
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 5 Oct 2015
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-05-05  1:05 pm. Known by some as wild Chocolate Lily, it is a real bea
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Apr 1, 2011 2:22 PM
By bonitin
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Location: Mackinaw, ILDate: Apr 25, 2011 4:59 PMEarns the name Checkered Lily
By BookerC1
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Location: Mackinaw, ILDate: Apr 25, 2011 4:59 PMVery little foliage, which disappears shortly after blooming.
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Mar 24, 2011 2:35 PM
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: Apr 10, 2007 11:50 AM
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-04-06
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Location: Chelsea Flower Show.Date: 2012-07-03A clump at Chelsea.
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-06-04
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2012-12-02Spring bloom in Seattle
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-05-03
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Date: 2010-04-18Credit Tony Smith
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-05-06
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-04-06
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2012-04-25A huge clump many years old and very lovely!
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Date: 2014-04-13Credit Tony Smith
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Comments:
Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Dec 6, 2011 5:13 PM

I look forward to this shy little flower every spring! It multiplies very slowly, so don't count on it filling in an area very quickly. The foliage is very narrow and barely noticeable, so be careful not to weed them out before they bloom. Very pretty with Sweet William "Sooty" and heuchera "Plum Pudding."

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