Fritillaria: Generalities

The Fritillaria Tenella is a flower particularly dear to the French folk tradition. In the 1600s, in fact, the fashion of the times represented and adorned clothes with this flower. To underline the absolutely unique coloring of its petals; they are in fact speckled with black and white squares. For this reason the flower was given the Latin name of Fritillaria, which means chessboard. Within the language of flowers, the value of the flower is to be traced back to historical testimony, on the basis of which the Huguenots during the flight to the United Kingdom brought with them the seeds of the flower, thus spreading the cultivation of the same even beyond the Channel. The meaning attributed to the Fritillaria Tenella is therefore that of escape and persecution.