Fritillaria hybrids

Diana Chapman
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:37:58 PDT
I grow both forms of E. multiscapoideum, the usual one and the one that used 
to be called E. cliftonii, which is thought to be a tetraploid.  They both 
grow very near where I used to live in the Sierra foothills.  The tetraploid 
one is much larger and more vigorous, but there are forms in the area that 
vary a great deal in leaf coloration and vigor.  It is a very common species 
in that part of the world, and you can find many acres in bloom with this 
wonderful Erythronium.  Most do have a pink flush to them, especially in 
bud, some have it more than others.  I really don't think this indicates 
that it is a hybrid.

Telos Rare Bulbs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin Hansen" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Fritillaria hybrids

> My frits, too, are having their happiest spring in years, think it must be 
> the prolonged cold we have had here on the coast -- weeks and weeks of it.
> A question for Jane and whoever received Erythronium  x multiscapoideum or 
> ??  Multiscapoideum itself is blooming but there is an erythronium you 
> thought might be  a hybrid, Jane; it is spectacular!  The leaf pattern is 
> quite a bit darker and more defined and the leaves, stems and buds are all 
> flushed a wonderful rose.  It's not quite in bloom yet and I will get 
> photos as soon as possible.
> Has anyone had this one bloom?  And if so, do you have any clues as to 
> identity?  It does seem more vigorous than the species.

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