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Longma
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RickR wrote:

So will you be marking these "super clones" for further evaluation?

 

They have grown and flowered just as strongly again this year Rick.

                        

Following an increase in feeding last year, many of the others are also flowering once more.

                        

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Tony Willis
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Ron

wonderful,what colour.

 

A couple more of mine

 

Fritillaria whittalii as identified by Ron

Fritillaria liliacea

and a truly elegant  Fritillaria drenovskyi

  

 

 

Longma
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Beautiful trio Tony. Excellent description of F. drenovskii too,.....  truly elegant.

Here's another that is simple and stylish when seen as a singleton, from Turkey F. elwesii

                            

I much prefer it when there are a few together though, cheeky

               

          

 

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From the Balkan Peninsular, Fritillaria graeca.

                     

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Fritillaria kurdica

In September 2009 I sowed a few hundred seeds from a couple of plants of F. kurdica. I had pollinated them in controlled conditions and was happy that no 'contamination' had occurred. [ I sowed seed earlier back then than I do now. These days I don't sow anything until November at the earliest. This way I don't have to have seedlings facing the coldest of our winter, usually at least! ]. I was hoping that by doing this I could begin to explore variation within this species. As it is an easy grower my hope was that I would see most through to flowering. 

The first plants have begun to flower this year and so far variation, whilst there, appears minimal. There is some in the size of the plants and the shape of the petals, but its not wide and the patterning and coloration also seems fairly stable. These are the most  'extreme' from 80 plants currently in flower. None appear to be anywhere close to approximating any of the other species within this 'group'. I really thought some would be close especially to F. michailovskyi, but no, not yet at least.

                           

                           

                  

                                                      

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Two from Turkey.

The very green flowered and glaucous leaved Fritillaria bithynica,

                           

and Fritillaria acmopetala ( grows in other countries in the region also ). The leaves belong to a Freesiacheeky

                      

One from UK, ( the only one sad ), Fritillaria meleagris

                         

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From N. California Fritillaria glauca.

                                       

                                        

A few more from 19th April 2014

                                       

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Tony Willis
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Ron

my final two

Fritillaria pontica from Greece

 

Fritillaria biflora 'Martha Roderick' bought from Wisley garden Centre

Longma
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Still a few left to flower here Tony, but most have been covered by posts earlier in this thread. Seed pods forming nicely this year, so still plenty to look forward to. 

From N. California Fritillaria recurva.

                                             

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Fritillaria affinis. This form has no markings of any kind on the petals, which are a greenish yellow in color.

                                         

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