Fritillaria affinis

Leafy stalks reach 2-4 feet in height with 1-12 pendant, six-petaled flowers, dappled in colors from green and brown to yellow and purple. Also known as checker lily.

Plant Details

Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Blooms April-July. Plant bulb on its side to prevent rot.
Mature Height:
1 - 4 ft.
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Prefers drier, well-drained soils, rocky soils, and can survie in a xeric garden.
Special Uses:
Attracts showy insects. Plants may go dormant for 1-2 years following blooming. To assure good flowering, plant a colony of bulbs.