Wild Flower Snakes Head
Wild Flower Snakes Head Fritillary. A beautiful hardy bulb with white pendant 4cm blooms heavily chequered with pink, plum or purple. Snakes’s Head Fritillary can be grown in grass and often self seeds to make delightful colonies of nodding bells.
March – May
April – May
How to Sow
Sow from autumn to spring in a good seed compost with one-third coarse grit or perlite added. Just cover with compost and then add 6mm (¼in) of chippings or grit. Place outside in a shady spot, open to the weather. Germination can take 1-12 months, Keep the compost moist through the summer, once most have germinated, move to a coldframe or well lit spot in the garden and keep well watered. Transplant carefully when the bulbs are dormant and grow on for 2-3 seasons before planting out in full sun and well drained soil 1-15cm (4-6in) apart.
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