Fritillaria 2012

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Fritillaria 2012

Here Fritillaria stenanthera starts flowering
for me still one of the most beautiful ones

Roland

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I have F. stenathera year old seedlings just coming up in pots in the last couple days.  

Roland, how old would you say those beauties of yours are?  I don't think I have ever seen such superbly grown specimens!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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They are five years old seedlings
I got them from a Dutch friend

I hope there is plenty of seeds to share this summer

Roland

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bulborum wrote:

Here Fritillaria stenanthera starts flowering
for me still one of the most beautiful ones

Roland

I fully agree! And if you get enough seed . . . . .

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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The ones interested in seed
just pm me your address

and I send the seeds this summer (if there are seeds set)

Roland

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Thanks, Roland ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Roland,
this colony of Frits is lovely with the slight variation in colour.
How do you cultivate them?
I've had them germinate before but have never got them to flowering size. What hints can you give?
You already have my address  ;D
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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Fermi I put you on the list

I grow them in bulb potting-mixture
I will post the mix later

I am not home but in Toulouse for a plant-show
as far as you heart about it
there was a shooting here
but the killer (he killed 6 or 7 people last weeks in Toulouse) is killed today
so everything is save now
and people can save come to the show

Roland

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Roland, awesome F. stenanthera! 

I would be exploring more Frits were it not for lily beetle that are so attracted to them.  I do have a few species, and I keep a watchful eye and hand-pick any lily beetles seen.

Fritillaria pudica is in bloom here, but this year I'm disappointed to discover more than half of my colony has disappeared :(  In the photo, there's a gap between the flowering plants on the left and right, the plants inbetween are gone.  I also had numerous younger plants from scratched-in-seed, although most of these have disappeared to.  Not sure why the partial loss, the've been happy where they are, seeding and bulking up over the past 10 years.

Left photo:  Fritillaria pudica. In the lower left is the foliage of Tulipa bifloriformis, in the center are Tulipa seedlings (3 year).
Right photo: view of F. pudica and the silvery leaves of T. bifloriformis, the buds have yet to open (that I know of), still waiting for sun, the colony of this small early blooming Tulipa widened quite a bit from sowing seed in situ.

In this photo, at top-center is the foliage (there are buds too, but they can't be seen) of F. crassifolia ssp. kurdica, and in the lower center, is a colony of 2-year old seedlings of that Frit, where I have direct-sown seeds.  I find that sowing seed directly in the garden to be very successful, as one can see from this small thicket of little gray spears, "no fuss no muss" gardening.  In the same bed are many seedlings of crocus species and other choice bulbs.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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McDonough wrote:

Fritillaria pudica is in bloom here, but this year I'm disappointed to discover more than half of my colony has disappeared :(  In the photo, there's a gap between the flowering plants on the left and right, the plants inbetween are gone.  I also had numerous younger plants from scratched-in-seed, although most of these have disappeared to.  Not sure why the partial loss, the've been happy where they are, seeding and bulking up over the past 10 years.

I wonder if Fritillaria spp. have the propensity to skip a season(or more) of above ground growth, like many Lilium spp.?  Even undisturbed, I have had that happen with multiple species of lilies.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Roland,and Mark
Nice plants!

Here is the reginal form of F. pudica found along the eastern Sierras.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

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