|Snake's Head Fritillary|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|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|
|Flower Time:||Late winter or early spring
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation
We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.
|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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|aspenhill||On April 6, 2017||Obtained plant
Brent and Becky's Bulbs - qty 30; SYSBB
|aspenhill||On September 28, 2014||Obtained plant
ADR - qty 100; X-FIB, X-HSG Area 5, X-SSG
|Yorkshirelass||On June 3, 2017||Seeds sown
Gathered ripe seed scattered (gorilla gardening in local area)
|mscuser73||On September 16, 2017||Obtained plant
OBI Budaörs, 10 db hagyma
|MrsBinWY||On April 25, 2020||Seeds germinated
6, as of 5-16-20, there are dozens of seedlings. The container has been sitting on the kitchen table where it gets sun from a north window.
|MrsBinWY||On January 3, 2020||Seeds sown
lots of seeds from Joyce's 2019G in milk jug. Give them a couple weeks of warm, then put them outside. Put container in the fridge 1-25-20.
|MrsBinWY||On October 23, 2018||Seeds germinated
~15 up. These grew until January 2019 or so, never sent up any true leaves but formed 1/8-1/4" bulbs, then gradually senesced. Left them dry, cool and dormant in the cold sun room. Watered the container 3-22-19. Couldn't figure out how to bring them back out of dormancy.
|MrsBinWY||On June 19, 2018||Seeds sown
Per https://www.pacificbulbsociety... sowing these in the fridge now so the embryos can complete their development. One pod ripened. ~25 seeds look viable.
|KelliW||On February 10, 2019||Seeds sown
#37, winter sown seeds from Joolie
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