Fritillaria camschatcensis

Jane McGary
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 15:41:47 PDT
C, J, Teevan asked,
At 10:51 PM 3/31/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>Friend of mine asked me to find Fritillaria camschatcensis for her.  Would 
>anyone have any idea where to find this stinky plant ('Outhouse Lily', 
>'Skunk Lily', etc.)?

If your friend lives in the United States, she can probably order it from 
me when I send out my sale list next August; write to me privately to get 
on the mailing list. However, you don't say where you live, and you should 
be aware that this plant will not grow well in many parts of North America.

I don't notice any offensive odor emanating from F. camschatcensis flowers, 
though like many species of Fritillaria they are not pleasant to sniff up 
close, and the bulbs are not smelly either. The only frits I grow that have 
a bad odor that diffuses widely are F. imperialis and F. agrestis.

Jane McGary

More information about the pbs mailing list