6th Mar 2024


Snake's Head Fritillary are wonderful when planted in the lawn where they do their thing before the main mowing season and can then be mown in the summer, or plant in containers on the patio. They are very good as cut flowers for the vase. 

The interesting flowers start with 'snake's head' buds and then open with an almost checker-board pattern and were called the Chequered Daffodil by Gerard because the flowers are "like the board at which men play at chesse". These hardy perennials flower for about two months in spring, so they give good value. 

Plant our potted Fritillarys now for flowers this year and beyond. Fox's Grape Fritillary also available.