Fritillaria hybrids

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:25:57 PDT

Those people wanting to see Jane's pictures need to look here instead of 
the url she listed:…

It looks like her hybrids are from the plant called Fritillaria grayana, 
aka. Fritillaria roderickii, also known as Fritillaria biflora var. biflora 
in the Jepson Manual although many of us do not think this plant should be 
lumped with Fritillaria biflora. My Fritillaria biflora blooms much earlier 
in the year. F. roderickii and F. purdyi do bloom at about the same time. I 
guess I need to worry about this since we'd really like to reintroduce F. 
roderickii in the wild where it used to be and I've been growing it from my 
seed and now have one F. purdyi blooming too and that could be a problem in 
future. All the ones I have now were grown from seed from bulbs rescued 
from the wild when the redid the Highway.

Mary Sue

At 03:14 PM 4/24/05 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks, Arnold. It was not as complicated as I feared!
>I have posted photos of the likely Fritillaria hybrids and their parents 
>on the wiki. See the entries for F. biflora, F. purdyi, and F. biflora x 
>purdyi hybrids at
>Jane McGary
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