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PlantFiles: Fritillary, Fritillaria
Fritillaria monantha

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fritillaria (frit-il-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: monantha (mon-ANTH-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Fritillaria hupehensis
Synonym:Fritillaria huangshanensis
Synonym:Fritillaria lichuanensis
Synonym:Fritillaria puqiensis
Synonym:Fritillaria wanjiangensis

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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By arsenic
Thumbnail #1 of Fritillaria monantha by arsenic


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AmyInNH On Sep 21, 2014, AmyInNH from Brookline, NH wrote:

Planted this delicate nodding beauty years ago in sand and partial shade. The intensely interesting checkboard pattern on the petals is mesmerizing. These came up for years with no attention but have been more recently overrun by spider wort. I don't know if they're still active beneath, but I do miss them!


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

Brookline, New Hampshire

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