Ixiolirion tataricum

David Victor davidxvictor@btinternet.com
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:20:47 PDT
Jim Archibald had seeds from four of his Iranian collections of this 
species on his seed list last year.  One was collected at 1600m and 
another at 2300m.

I saw the species growing in Kazakhstan two years ago at nearer to 
3000m on open, rocky slopes.  This is an area with heavy species 
tulip fields. The plant was growing and flowering soon after snow melt.

My guess is that it is pretty hardy, although it will probably have 
good snow cover through the winter and, as it comes from a 
continental climate, it will not be used to random late frosts.

Best regards,
David Victor 

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