Small and inconspicuous looking plants bear quite exotic looking flowers that hang down like bells. The petals are crosshatched, and most are chocolate brown with a purple tinge. Some Fritillaria meleagris alba has been mixed in, for contrasting white flowers with the same crosshatch patterns. These deer-resistant flowers bloom in April and May from a fall planting, and will perform in full sun to partial shade conditions. Plant in humus-rich, well drained soil. Package contains fifteen bulbs (corms).
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Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.