Flowers attract bees
Plant for chalk soil
Plant for shade
Rarely offered for sale
This is an absolute stunner! A dark selection of Fritillaria affinis with very dark purple, almost black flowers with delicate, ruffled, golden-yellow edges to the petals. Flowers are held on sturdy stems above blue-green foliage.
Prefers a well-drained soil in partial shade.
Height: 8 - 12 inches / 20 - 30cm
One of my favourite fritillarias. The flowers are so distinctive and the colour seems such an unreal sight that I always have to tell myself that it's natural. I began growing these beauties in a terracotta pot as I couldn't bear the thought of losing them in the sprawl of the garden or alpine bed. They have rewarded me by forming good sized clumps of bulbs. To me, their return each spring is like finding that your favourite chocolate has been left in the box!
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This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.
Our web shop is now open for you to browse and make your selection from. We only send plants out Monday (not Bank Holidays) to Wednesday. This is to avoid packages being left in the postage system over the weekend. Shipping plants and keeping them healthy along the process is an intricate matter. As we care for the plants we sell we deliver them in a way that ensures they have enough to drink and enough protection between our nursery and your home.
Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class signed for delivery service or United Parcels Service (UPS) next day delivery. Postage charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy, see full details here: Read ›
0kg - 0.29kg - £2
0.3kg - 1kg - £3.50
1.1kg - 2.5kg - £5.75
2.6kg - 5kg - £6.50
5.01kg - 15kg - £8.00
Over 15kg - FREE
Click And Collect
Collection is available from one of the events we’ll be attending.