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●● Fritillaria meleagris: these beautiful bulbs, snakeshead fritillary, are native wildflowers that we have adapted into our own gardens, growing to around 30cm (12in), with nodding mauve or white heads with a checkerboard pattern, above lance-shaped greyish-green leaves. They look great in a wildflower meadow, or in a rock garden or raised bed. They do well in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plant the bulbs in autumn at four times their own depth.