Fritillaria Raddeana Question

Peter Taggart
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:53:18 PDT
I am glad and interested to read the developing discussion of climate types
with reference to bulbs native habitats.
However my hypothesis that refrigerating bulbs in Summer, (which in nature
would receive high summer temperatures, moderated only by an insulating
layer of earth or rock), is likely to distort their growth patterns, seems
to be being passed over.

As I understand it, the internal development of a true bulb is hugely
affected by temperatures during it's Summer 'rest'.

Perhaps some of the botanists on the list could explain the likely effects
of chilling Fritillaria bulbs in Summer?
Peter (UK)

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