Fritillaria purdyi flowering now...

Paul Tyerman
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 07:01:25 PDT
Howdy All,

I have just uploaded to the wiki a picture of Fritillaria purdyi that is
flowering for me here in Canberra, Australia at the moment.…

This is always the first Fritillaria to flower each season.  The thing I
particularly love about it is that it has an almost crystalline edging to
the flower which makes it look like the flower has been delicately dipped
in ice.  The uploaded photo was taken last year as it particularly captured
the "ice" so well.

Is anyone else in Australia growing this?  If so, I would be interested in
sending/receiving pollen to/from someone who has it in flower or close to
flowering at the moment.  Mine is only a single clone and is apparently
self-sterile.  I would love to get some seed of this to "backup" my single
plant that is somewhat slow to offset.  If anyone has this flowering or
near flowering please contact me privately.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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