Lycoris squamigera and fritillaries

Peter Taggart
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:05:29 PDT
I believe that this depends on the form or clone, at least for stenanthera.
I have a clone of F stenanthera  which certainly does offset, though I have
several others which do not! I agree in general however, that many frits
are slow to increase vegetatively. These  which Jane mentions are a
distinct section of Fritillaria, there are other fritillarias which are
also very slow to offset, or else don't.
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 2:27 AM, Jane McGary <>wrote:

>  some almost never offset.
> That's why you don't see their bulbs in commerce, at least not for
> low prices. For instance, I have never known Fritillaria arriana to
> offset, or the closely related F. gibbosa either, and another of
> their relatives, F. stenanthera, does so only perhaps every ten
> years.

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