Fritillaria imperialis and persica help

penstemon penstemon@Q.com
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:03:16 PDT

> This is absolutely not true. Fritillaria bulbs are true bulbs and are
> not annually renewed.

>Not everyone agrees.

>I quote (Ian Young):

>"Classic bulbs such as Narcissus are perennial adding extra layers each 
>year all fritillaria bulbs are annuals, replacing themselves completely 
>each year with a new one that forms at the base of the growing stem."


I wonder if it depends on the species.
In the interests of furthering human knowledge, I dug up one of the 
imperialis bulbs.

http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/paridevita/…
http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/paridevita/…

It looks to me like this is a new bulb.
There are some Californian frits in the garden here (F. purdyi, F. biflora), 
but their exact location is now unknown (the labels were destroyed by hail). 
I could dig them up next year, maybe.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA
z6 






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