Fritillaria biflora "grayana"
Sun, 08 May 2005 19:54:32 PDT
Jane McGary mentioned about the possibility of hybridization occurring with 
seedling bulbs of Frit. biflora "grayana" that she sent out.  Here are links to 
photos of the plants that flowered for me the first time this year, 
originally from Jane's autumn bulb list.  There are 12 plants, but this is the first 
year a few bloomed, 4 of them, reached 5-6" in height, with chubby greenish, 
brownish-red checkered bells, particularly reddish-brown at the flower apex.  
Inside, the flowers are intense green-yellow, with bold black nectary spots.

Jane, how do these compare to the "grayana" entity that you know of?  
Regardless, I'm tickled pink to have them bloom, and bloom over a long period they 
do!  Here are three links to photos I took of the plants over the weekend:………

Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States "New England" USDA Zone 5
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