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As a comment about Checkered Lily (Fritillaria meleagris), BookerC1 wrote:

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."

Oct 1, 2013 1:32 PM CST
Thanks for this info, I just purchased some and was wondering where to plant it. I think I put them in my containers instead of the ground because surely I would step on them or weed them. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Angie
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Oct 5, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Sounds like a good plan! I'm always surprised at how insignificant the foliage really is. It is easy to mistake it for grass (or pull it up along with the grass that keeps creeping into that bed). A container would help with that problem! I keep intending to buy more fritillaria, because I enjoy them so much when they bloom!)
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Sep 8, 2014 12:54 PM CST
We planted ours maybe 10 years ago, and they held their own. Then all at once they decided they were happy and started spreading like weeds. They are so pretty that we've been able to persuade even our usually flower-blind handyman not to mow that part of the lawn until they've gone to seed... If you can live with the tall grass for the few extra weeks, it is worth it for the spring fritillaria show! Some white, some dark, some in between colors...

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