Fox's Grape (Fritillaria uva-vulpis) in the Fritillarias Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Brown
Other: Dark brownish-purple exterior with silver/pewter tinge, yellow edged petals, gold interior.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation


Photo gallery:
Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-04-21
By Orsola
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-04-23
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2015-04-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-10
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-10-11
By Joy
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-04-23
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Plant Events from our members
Yorkshirelass On May 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Spring Blooming Bulbs 2016 by Cem9165 Jan 23, 2017 9:16 AM 601
Fragrant doesn't always mean good by purpleinopp Aug 11, 2019 3:54 PM 40
Blooming Bulbs 2015 by Cem9165 Dec 24, 2015 8:15 AM 599
Re: bulbs called fritillaria uva-vulpis (also called snakeshead lily) by PAgirl63 Jan 5, 2015 10:37 AM 13
Finally, 2014 blooms by Cem9165 Sep 12, 2014 9:11 AM 562
Looking for the green color by fixpix Dec 16, 2013 4:13 PM 225
Fritillaria by jmorth Apr 2, 2012 5:20 AM 1

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