http://www.uksafari.com/thumb/th_snhfrit3.jpg not unknown but not common - I've seen them at the Fritillary Meadow near where I grew up - think there were always a few each year.
Are you going to plant them out and naturalise them? I always think they look magical in grassland - they do need it moist tho, and you don't have to mow until after they've seeded, and absolutely no fertiliser or herbicides - then, if you've got the conditions right they'll spread and spread and spread
Sorry, can't make the image bigger - can you post a photo of yours?
They do sometimes have the double head,beware of the lily beetle who also loves them.The best ones I have seen have been in Dunscoombe by the donkey santuary.
I think minemay have drowned. Nothing to see at all, not a leaf.
Don't despair Nutcutlet, outdoor ones taking their time I am not venturing out in this weather, so why should they?
Too true WW. Never been this late though and they been there for years. Never been under water so long either. Still saturated but no surface water now.
I have just bought one in a garden centre, and am not sure if they need full sun / partial shade / shade when planting, any advice would be useful
They're wild in water meadows Buttercup so nothing dry. They're happy in the sun like that but cope a bit better with some shade if it's too dry for them
The Lily Beetle Oh NOOOOOOO
I was wondering why the tips of all my leaves as they are coming up looks like they have been snipped by a cigar clipper I finally decided to plant a few lilies in a pot
Im the only one in the street that looks after their garden and am now in fear that every wee critter will be living and feasting in mine
As my 2 year old neice would say...Oowww nnooowwwwwwwwwww
IME double headed flowers do turn up sometimes. Mine are just out in one border & well up in a 2cnd. Mine have also self-seeded into a 3rd border.
So far no sign of LB attack, but the bright red beetles pretty easy to spot on them. Need to be careful to get them into a jamjar, then tipped onto slabs & stamped on!
If anyone gets the chance the Oxford water meadows are full of them- a site once seen never forgotten. J.