Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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IMYoung
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Thanks, Mark - there are some wonderful gardens in NZ and their Trillium Group has some very enthusiastic members.

 

Dave:  a photo of the foliage and the inside of the flower might  help.  It's got a look of rhodocanakis  about it or  rhodocanakis  subsp.  argolica, (described in 1987) which is supposed to be a stable hybrid between rhodocanakis and graeca

Maggi

 

edit to add details of description:

Fritillaria rhodocanakis subsp. argolica (Liliaceae), a New Subspecies from Peloponnese, Greece: Eugenia Zaharof

Willdenowia
Bd. 16, H. 2 (Mar. 9, 1987), pp. 343-348
Published by: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin-Dahlem

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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RickR
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Those frit images are so choice, it looks like the plants put on make-up for the photo op!

 

I am partial to the F. carica form, so graceful looking.

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

cohan
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Nice to see the spring flowers (ahh- to grow Babianas etc in the ground!) - soon we will have a long white stretch ahead to wait for more flowers here... I need to get more Trilliums too- I finally planted out some several year old seedlings of erectum and grandiflorum.. no doubt stunted from their long stay in pots (though they were more like baskets and sunk in the soil full time) so who knows how long till I see flowers... I'll enjoy the photos till then and look for more seed!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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Hello Maggi

Here's a foliage pic and one of the inside of the flower which was taken by use of the flash.Hope those help.

Yip i had considered F.rhodocanakis and also thought maybe F.crassifolia .....however must admit F.graeca never came to mind.

Cheers Dave.

   

Mark -These small Frit. sps appear tough --we've had fronts coming through the last couple days --strong wind and rain and they have stood up well.

Rick -The pale F.carica has a subtle charm however I much prefer the bright yellow forms.....smile.

Cohan - In my climatic conditions some of the Eastern Trillium sps take at least 6 years to flower from germination. I'm a bit 'slack' in getting seedlings into the garden generally not planting out until the 4 year ! .

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

cohan
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Thanks, Dave.. I'm probably around the 4 year mark for these- the date is on the tags, but forget now.. Plus I got them out very late in the year I sowed them (though they were moist packed from Kristl) so I don't know if that made any difference.. More to the point, I probably did not start fertilising nearly soon enough, so I'm sure they are tinier than they should be. I don't use fertiliser in ground, but I think pots just don't get the soil flora making fertilising  essential. As long as they are alive and growing I don't mind too much- I find if you have enough projects going you are unlikely to hover over any one (no time!)..lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Longma
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Beautifully grown Fritillaria Dave. Hope there's more to come!

Sorry but I can't help with the 'mystery' Fritillaria. Seems to be parts of a number of species coming together! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the seedlings flowering in a year or two time, smiley

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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I have no idea of the identity of the Frit, but it could possibly be a hybrid?

 

Dave, I would love to grow more Fritillarias but slugs forbid! However your pictures make me want to try again and again!

 

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

Toole
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Longma wrote:

Beautifully grown Fritillaria Dave. Hope there's more to come!

Sorry but I can't help with the 'mystery' Fritillaria. Seems to be parts of a number of species coming together! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the seedlings flowering in a year or two time, smiley

A few other Frits have gone over Ron however I'm hopeful seed I received back 2003 !! as F.pyrenica var lutea will finally flower .......10 years in a pot is obviously far too long --they should have been planted out in the garden long ago...blush.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Toole
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Hoy wrote:

I have no idea of the identity of the Frit, but it could possibly be a hybrid?

 

Dave, I would love to grow more Fritillarias but slugs forbid! However your pictures make me want to try again and again!

 

Hoy 

Damn slugs have caused a  few problems here as well and I'm still checking underneath pots every few days......

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Longma
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Toole wrote:

......... however I'm hopeful seed I received back 2003 !! as F.pyrenica var lutea will finally flower .......10 years in a pot is obviously far too long --they should have been planted out in the garden long ago...blush.Cheers Dave.

Looking forward to seeing that Dave, I hope you have better luck than I did. I carefully selfed this plant ( making sure there could be no contamination ) six years ago and got a good amount of seed. ( picture taken last year ) - 

                                                                          Fritillaria pyrenaica lutescens

Dozens of its offspring flowered for me this year ( still searching for pictures  ). Suffice to say, none of them were yellow!sad

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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