Fritillaria davisii has unusual nodding flowers in burgundy-brown and yellowish green.
Fritillaria davisii has two broad leaves and unusual nodding flowers, the tips of their petals upturned, mostly burgundy-brown on the outside and yellowish green inside. The name Fritillaria is derived from the Latin term for dice box, and probably refers to the checkered pattern of the flowers of species such as this one. Naturalizes well, and poisonous alkaloids in the bulbs deter rodents. Prefers moist soil where drainage is provided by a cover of trees and the root systems of other herbaceous plants. Provide extra protection in zone 6.
Common Name: Snake's Head, Checkered Lily
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Hillsides, scrub and cultivated land in Peloponnese lowland. Major precipitation is during the winter and early spring, with dry summers.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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