Fritillaria is in the Liliaceae family.
Fritillaria meleagris is native to North-western Europe. It gets its name from the Latin word fritillus, meaning dice-box. They are available in mottled purple and white or entirely white. The plants grow to about 25-30 cm tall and are available from mid-January to the end of April.
Fritillaria lasts longest when you put it in a light, cool spot, and does best outdoors. It can survive a light frost without any problems. You can keep Fritillaria in its pot or you can plant several of them together in a large pot or in the garden. It's particularly beautiful next to ponds or water features. It can be beautifully combined with other bulbous plants, such as Eranthis or Muscari.
If you plant them in the garden, the blossoms will be followed by large seed pods on the stalks.
Fritillaria is perennial.