Fritillaria seeding around

J.E. Shields
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 18:57:16 PDT
Hi all,

Last year, Fritillaria pallidiflora growing in my woodland garden set lots 
of seed. I scattered it right around the mother plants. Voila! There are 
lots of thread-like little seedlings starting to come up right there.

Not in the shade, but F. crassifolia kurdica in the rock garden (full sun) 
is in bloom and has a few new seedlings starting to come up around it. F. 
acmopetala, also in full sun, has set seed for the past few years, and 
there are lots of seedlings coming up around the bloom-size plants.

Trillium cuneatum (one plant anyway) is in bloom. T. grandiflorum flower 
buds are starting to show a little bit of white color. The other trilliums 
are up, mainly, but none in bloom yet.  Of course, T. nivale, the tiny Snow 
Trillium, finished blooming a couple weeks ago.

One Arisaema triphyllum and my lone A. kishidae are each sending a spear 
up. None of the other Arisaema plants has so far ventured above ground.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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