Thursday April 14, 2011
Even though the Fritillary plants are not very tall,(from six to ten inches long) or wide,(from two to
three inches wide) these bell shaped flowers can still make a big splash in your garden. Fritillary flowers are
bell shaped for a good reason, you can imagine these plants as a small slide, you are at the top ready to go down
and then WHOOSH, you are at the bottom. Well, it's the same thing with the Fritillary's flower. Whether you are
watering them on your own, or letting the rain work for you, the water droplets will touch the flower's petal and
slide right off, or just sit and rest for a while.
Also, the Fritillary's leaves are long and skinny with a pointy tip and are a light green color.
FACT: Fritillary is also the name of a butterfly-this beautiful insect can be many different colors, but here
are a few of the colors beautiful orange, white and black, a blue and black, or blue and brown. The patterns may
include stripes, spots, or strange speckles or blotches. The adult butterflies can't fly further than one hundred
The Fritillary plant can be yellow and burgundy, and are also known as 'Snake's Head.' Snake's head pattern
is a purple checkered print and has a poisonous bulb. This plant also has a strong smelling scent, and have eighty
different kinds of bulbs, and are originally from the North Temperate Zone
When planting your Fritillary, be sure to space them out a bit and dig your hole about three times as big as
the bulb itself and if you wanted to, you could place in the bottom, some pebbles, for good drainage.
If you are ever looking for a plant with both dark and light colors and not too tall either, then these are
the plants you want. The Fritillary plant will look great in any garden, so enjoy and HAPPY PLANTING!