Fritillaria pinetorum

John Lonsdale
Sat, 26 Oct 2002 08:16:26 PDT
Mary Sue,

Over the past three years I've been getting seed of a lot of western frits,
including pinetorum, and germinating them fine.  I sow them as soon as I get
them, ideally before mid-winter, and they germinate readily when the weather
warms up in early spring.  My seed pots get cold but don't freeze through.
So many bulbs germinate in late fall and very early spring that I don't risk
the young seedlings freezing through.  I can't think of many (any ?) high
alpine bulbs that need freezing for germination - the seed does need to be
moist and get down below 40F or so for a reasonable time though.


Dr John T Lonsdale
407 Edgewood Drive
Pennsylvania 19341  USA

610 594 9232 - phone
801 327 1266 - fax

Zone 6b

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