This is a white form of the checkered lily and supposedly dates back to 1575 and was originally found in Great Britain and Europe. Some places report that it does not come true from seed, and yet a few reputable seed companies sell the seed for it. It has pendant, bell-shaped, green-veined ivory-white flowers with grass-like foliage intermittently spaced on its slender stems.
Pronunciation: frit-il-AR-ee-uh mel-EE-uh-gris
Species Meaning: spotted like a guineafowl
Fritillaria meleagris is native to Western Europe.
Its full name is a total mouthful Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. Alba
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20152
Found in Tuxedo Lane,
On the left hand border mainly towards the main pathway.
We acquired this plant from Van Engelen.