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The Fritillarias Database: Checkered Lily (Fritillaria meleagris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 9 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 9 inches; self-seeds readily
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation
Pollinators: Self
Bees

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Early Warmth Followed by FrostEarly Warmth Followed by Frost
By Kathleen, April 16, 2012

We had a heavy frost 4 nights in a row last week. The temperature dropped into the mid to upper 20s F and there was a rime of hoarfrost on the grass and plants and across the roofs of cars and houses.

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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2012-12-02Spring bloom in Seattle
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-04-06
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-04-06
By Joy
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2012-04-25A huge clump many years old and very lovely!
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Comments:
Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Dec 6, 2011 5:13 PM

I look forward to this shy little flower every spring! It multiplies very slowly, so don't count on it filling in an area very quickly. The foliage is very narrow and barely noticeable, so be careful not to weed them out before they bloom. Very pretty with Sweet William "Sooty" and heuchera "Plum Pudding."

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