Frits & Alliums in pots?

Paul Tyerman
Tue, 13 May 2003 03:37:19 PDT
>assuming that the larger plants - Frit imperialis, for example - are out.  I 
>know there are tons of different species within each genus (hope that's 
>correct - I'm a history major!), but any guidance would be appreciated!

I grow all my Fritillarias in pots first and foremost, then put some into
the ground once I have enough.  I find it safer in pots for most of them.
I have seen F. imperialis grown quite happily in pots although it has
escaped me so far except when fairly young.  I know there are some people
on this list who grow all theirs in large pots and they do tremendously

To give you some idea I grow at least the following in pots (this is mature
plants from memory so is not an exhaustive list of the Frits I grow, plus
it does not include non-flowering-sized seedlings)....... conica, pontica,
biflora, purdyi, camschatcensis (yet to flower for 100% confirmation),
tenella, sibthorpiana, acmopatela, affinis, davisii, erhartii, meleagris,
lusitanica and tuntasia.  I know there are others, but that gives you an
idea at least.

Hopefully this is of some help to you.


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

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

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