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Fritillaria meleagris 'Alba'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fritillaria (frit-il-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: meleagris (mel-EE-uh-gris) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba
Registered or introduced: 1575

Synonym:Fritillaria meleagris var. alba
Synonym:Fritillaria meleagris f. alba

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gardeningfun On May 26, 2011, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Bought from Bluestone Perennials in a bag of 15 mixed wine colored and white fritillaria in fall of 2009 and planted then. None of the white bloomed last year-2010, just one wine colored/checkered one bloomedgreat. This year I have 3. One white and 2 wine checkered. They are adorable looking and I love them. The leaves all came up this year, and hopefully next year there will be more blooms! I am in zone 5b with amended soil from clay. We have heavy snowstorms and freezing weather all winter here on Lake Erie.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Geneva, Ohio
East Norriton, Pennsylvania



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