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Checkered Lilies

Unusually patterned blooms

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 5 - 12 inches
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring
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Checkered Lilies

Description
An usually patterned naturalizing perennial. The bell-shaped purple and white blooms have a checkered pattern and hang down in a pendant fashion when they bloom in mid spring. Grow 5-12" tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade areas with moist soil conditions. Zones 3-8. Fritillaria meleagris Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure10
  • Botanical NameFritillaria meleagris
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread2 - 4 inches
  • Spacing2 - 4 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering DateMid spring
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 6" deep and 2 - 4" apart.
  • Winter CareMulch +/- 2".
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormBroadly bell shaped, pendent.
  • Foliage TypeLinear, gray-green leaves.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, loosened about 10" deep and water well after planting.
  • PruningLet foliage die down naturally. Leaves provide nourishment for bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.
  • Additional InformationLeave the mulch on during the flowering season if desired.
  • Unique CharactersticsThese flowers are a bit of an oddity! They have a 'checkered' pattern on the petals and they hang down in a pendant or lantern fashion. They are also know as Guinea Hen Flowers because the 'checkered' pattern resembles the feather pattern of guinea hens. Good for sunny to partial shade areas with moist soil conditions. Naturalizes well.
  • Shipped5-6 CM
  • Height/Habit5 - 12 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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