Jane McGary email@example.com writes re: Fritillaria hybrids: >Anyway, I apologize if anyone has grown plants >from my garden seeds of Fritillaria purdyi and/or >Fritillaria biflora, and now has seedlings in flower >that don't look like what they are supposed to be. Hi Jane et al, I've been wanting to post a message to this forum, regarding young bulbs that you sell. Basically, I'm delighted by the chance to get young undersized-as-advertised bulbs for a great discount price... the subsequent success rate has been strong and I urge others to take advantage of the opportunity. For example, I did receive Fritillaria biflora "grayana" from you; a dozen small bulblets. Now, in their 3rd year, all sprouting frits look good, and four out of 12 are budded up. In a week or so I should be able to post images, and maybe you can tell me whether the seed hybridized or not! The Fritillaria pudica young bulbs you sold, for a very few $, have resurfaced every year looking bigger and stronger each year. No blooms this year, the 2nd or 3rd year, but there are 36 strong shoots in a small patch, so I have visions of a nice patch of dainty yellow bells one day. I can wait. Please keep offering young bulbs for sale... they do just fine and offer a terrific way to get some of the finest rare bulb species around, but for very reasonable $. Also just starting into flower, again from your bulbs, is Frit. crassifolia kurdica.. a miniature gem. I'm so pleased to have frits that keep coming back and doing well. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!