West coast Fritillaria question

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 16:07:48 PST
Several of the west coast Fritillaria have foliage up above ground. These
include F. grayana, F. striata and F. liliacea. These are not simply leaf
tips poking up above ground; they are broad leaves or even rosettes of
leaves. The plants are growing in pots, and the pots are in a cold frame. 

So, too, do most Dichelostemma. 

Should I be worrying? 

Also, Fritillaria seed from Ron Ratko just arrived. Would it make better
sense to hold this dry in the refrigerator until next September, or should I
start it now in a moist medium in the refrigerator? Or will it respond
better to freezing and thawing outside? 

For years I have successfully germinated seed of west coast Lilium in the
refrigerator, so I know that that system works well for at least some

Jim McKenney
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