Scientific Name: Fritillaria meleagris
Common Name: Guinea hen flower
Family Name: Liliaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Purple, Dark-red, Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May
Key ID Features:
Leaves grass-like and widely-spaced on the stems; flowers nodding, 6 tepals, checkered reddish-brown, purple, white, or grey.