|Common name||Snake's Head Fritillary, Checkered Lily|
|Germination||Sow thinly on the surface of the compost and just cover with 6mm or so of grit, then cover the pot with a polythene bag or glass. Keep outdoors with the compost moist but not wet and out of direct sunlight. The seedlings should appear above ground the following spring and should be left in their pots for two full growing seasons before transplanting into the garden.|
|Scarification / Stratification||Seeds need a period of cold to germinate. They can be left outdoors to go through the seasons naturally or germination hastened by stratification.
Mix the seeds in a clean plastic sealed or ziplock bag with thoroughly moistened vermiculite or peat and place in the bottom vegetable/fruit compartment of your refrigerator. Do not put in the freezer.
It is important to thoroughly but only slightly dampen the vermiculite or peat. Excessive moisture can cause your seeds to mildew and grow moldy.
Some seeds will actually start to germinate during this process.
Remove them and start sowing.
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