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Fritillaria meleagris

This is a discussion on Fritillaria meleagris within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Kind of a cute little spring bulb. This one does well in moist, partial shade ...

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    Default Fritillaria meleagris

    Kind of a cute little spring bulb. This one does well in moist, partial shade - kind of unusual for a bulb. The flowers are large (1 inch) for the size of the plant which is only about 6-7 inches high.



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    Very funky. It looks upside down.

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    It is upside down, isn't it? Isn't that the stem at the top?

    Sure has a great pattern though. How long do the flowers last?

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    I'm getting a wave of motion sickness now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TundraKev
    This one does well in moist, partial shade - kind of unusual for a bulb.
    This probably explains why I've never had any success with this one. I like Fritts a lot, but I had pretty much given up on 'the checker lily.'

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    I like it , the pattern is interesting , Adding this one to my never ending list , Thanks for the info . on it . G

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    It is upside down, isn't it? Isn't that the stem at the top?

    Sure has a great pattern though. How long do the flowers last?
    Sorry, I don't know how I missed the responses here. No, it's not upside down. The flower hangs like that. It's really kind of a strange plant. The flower is really huge in proportion to the rest of the plant. It looks kind of odd, but I still like it.

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    Yeah, it is a nodding flower. I can attest to the fact they look exactly like Kev's pictured plant. Strangely, though, both of the two plants I've seen have been in a reasonably sunny location. Anyway, a great-looking plant and I think I'll be looking for one!

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    This is a PS--the flowers last at least a couple of weeks. (At least based on my somewhat limited observations=small sample.)


    Cheers,

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    I would imagine, the farther north you are (and you ARE north) the more sun they like.

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