Fritillaria imperialis

Rodger Whitlock
Thu, 03 Apr 2003 19:32:59 PST
On 31 Mar 03 at 8:55, Jane McGary wrote:

> ...I have given up on trying to grow purchased bulbs of it
> [Fritillaria imperialis], which always decline rapidly once
> planted here..

The late Doris Page, a guru to several generations of gardeners
here, used to say that crown imperials required quite a 
lot of potassium. And Doris was a true professional horticulturist 
who knew her stuff backwards and forwards, so goosing your crown 
imprerials with added potassium is an experiment worth trying.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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