Miscellaneous spring bulbs

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Mark McD
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Found this stunning series of photos on the "Visit West Crete" tourist web site, some excellent plant portraits there!

A floral ballet in motion:  Urginea maritima - Charybdis maritima - Sea squill
http://www.west-crete.com/flowers/urginea_maritima.htm

How I would like to grow Androcymbium rechingeri, ooh la la!
http://www.west-crete.com/flowers/androcymbium_rechingeri.htm

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

Very nice Luc, all are nice but being partial to soft pink, 'Talysh Dream' catches my fancy.  Is the last one a natural hybrid or something that occurred in your garden or in cultivation someplace?

This one occured in cultivation no doubt, but not in my garden.
I have C. caucasica alba which is white but I don't have C. tauricola.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

LucS
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Fritillaria season has started with us.
All from the rhinopetalum section:
(1)-(4) Fritillaria stenanthera in different clones and different colours (steelblue, pink, white)
(5)-(6) Fritillaria ariana just starting
(7)-(8) Fritillaria gibbosa

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

LucS
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A few other Fritillaria species from Turkey:
(1) Fritillaria pinardii
(2) Fritillaria pinardii in a black form
(3) Fritillaria crassifolia ssp. crassifolia
(4-5) Fritillaria armena

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

RickR
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Love that rhinopetalum section, especially!

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

Hoy
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It is clear to me that Fritillaria is best cultivated indoors! I have tried several outside but slugs devour them as fast as they germinate in spring :( (And my climate isn't the best either)

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

LucS
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More bulbs to cultivate indoors for the best results :
Tulipa turkestanica
Tulipa biflora
Tulipa sogdiana, a semi-desert species
Tulipa regelii, a semi-desert species with the most remarkable leaf

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Mark McD
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LucS wrote:

More bulbs to cultivate indoors for the best results :
Tulipa regelii, a semi-desert species with the most remarkable leaf

Remarkable leaves indeed!  Nice collection of little Tulipa species.  I remember Janis Ruksans showing many others, seems there are a whole bunch of "look-alikes" with the general appearance of T. turkestanica, most notably T. bifloriformis. The latter species I find to be an excellent rock garden species outdoors, and seeds about nicely (particularly if 'encouraged' by scratching in the seed).

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Luc, you certainly have an impressive collection of well grown plants!

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

Lori S.
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Very impressive indeed!
Of the ones shown, I know that T. turkestanica is very hardy and does well here outdoors too.  I am not good with Fritillaria, although F. meleagris and F. pallidiflora are fully hardy here (and tough enough to survive my "care".  ;D)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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