Snake's head fritillary

Just curious here, roughly when do you start to see signs of these poking through the soil?

I mulched quite thickly over where I planted the bulbs in Autumn and think I may have left them a bit late to plant after buying the bulbs- they may have dried out a bit although it was hard to tell as they always seem to look fairly dry anyway.



  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,373
    Mine aren't showing yet...
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Excellent!
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,496
    Mine not up yet.
    Last year was the first year I had grown them so still hoping I get a repeat performance this year!
    Here they are in my Meadow Lawn last April:-

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,981
    mine are emerging but it's early
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,318
    I can't see any sign of mine yet - do hope they've survived.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 1,560
    Mine self seed and the baby ones come up earlier. These are showing now but the grown-ups, which will flower, are not showing at all yet.
  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 328
    I planted two groups  in the lawn. So far just one plant has pushed a spike out. Hopefully  will  get more  x
  • PosyPosy Posts: 1,560
    They look very pretty growing through grass but the leaves last for months so you can't keep it as lawn. The seedlings are very shallow rooted too and could be plucked out by the mower without your even noticing them.
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,373
    I have three or four sprouts just showing today that *might* be fritillaries. I expect to see many more though, so don't worry.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,057
    We planted a hundred in rough grass a couple of years ago. They came up last year, but nothing's showing yet. I'm hoping the long hot summer hasn't done for them.
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