[BULBS-L] Fritillaria

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 07:28:10 PDT
Hi all,

I planted two bulbs of Fritillaria imperialis that someone gave me last 
fall.  At least one of them is coming up.  I've never tried them before, as 
I was (and still am) convinced that they are not going to survive here.

Right now we have Fritillaria pallidiflora and F. pluriflora in bloom.  We 
have F. acmopetala and F. purdyi in bud.    We have F. camschatcensis that 
returns and blooms in one spot.  Another accession of F. camschatcensis and 
one of F. thunbergii come up in the woodland garden, but never 
bloom.  These plants have all been in the ground for at least 3 winters 
now.  Almost all the other frits we have tried have died out quickly, and 
that is a lot of frits!

I have two flats of F. pudica seedlings from seed from Ron Ratko (Northwest 
Native Seed) that are coming up.  These flats sit outdoors under a bench in 
the lath house all year long.  I guess I should try transplanting them into 
beds somewhere after they die back down in summer.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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