March - June

Common names: Snake’s head, Chess flower, Frog-cup, etc.
Genus Name: Fritillaria
Family Name: Lilieae
Place of Origin: Western Asia
How long do they last? 4-6 days

This is a bulbous herbaceous spring flowering perennial and is part of the Lily family. This flower is commercially important in horticulture and as an ornamental garden plant, but also has great value in traditional Chinese medicine.

Did you know?

The Fritillaria was, and still is a very popular flower for artists to draw and paint. Van Gogh featured it in one of his paintings called: ‘Imperial Crown Fritillaria in a copper vase.’

Care tips

When buying Fritillaria, look for swollen buds showing colour but still closed. Recut stems and use flower food.