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These unusual blooms really brightens a shady corner, with wine purple checkered bell flowers swaying in spring breezes. Also known as Guinea Hen flowers, because of the similarity to the feather markings on these birds, checkered lilies are some of the most eye-catching flowers to be found. As a bonus, fritillaria are unappealing to the deer, rodents and voles that have a fondness for some other bulbs.
Consider planting these checkered lilies with their white and ivory siblings for a striking combination.
|Botanical Name:||Fritillaria Meleagris|
|Common Name:||Checkered lilies, Guinea hen flower, Snake's head fritillary|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 3-8|
|Sun/Shade:||Partial shade to mostly shade|
|Flower Color:||Purple checkered blooms|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||5/6 cm (circumference)|
|Pkg. Count:||15 vigorous bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Fritillaria Planting Guide|
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