Fritillaria imperialis and persica help

Rodger Whitlock
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:35:41 PDT
On 5 Jun 2014, at 22:11, J. Agoston wrote:

> With F. imperialis i had no luck keeping them longer than 1-2 years...

A professional horticulturist once told me that F. imperialis needs extra 

But before doing that, I would find climatic records for your location and for 
a location where F. i. is known to thrive - probably in Iran - and compare the 
two. It may be that the pattern of weather with you differs too much from that 
in F.i.'s native haunts.

I have a problem that is analogous: Japanese plants fail in my garden because 
(I believe) the annual pattern of rainfall is exactly opposite from that in 
Japan. We have dry summers and wet winters, the winter wet aggravated by poor 
subsurface drainage in my garden. Japan has wet summers and dry winters. If a 
Japanese native doesn't desiccate to nothingness in summer, it rots away during 
the winter. Such plants can be grown in pots if you remember to store them 
under cover during the winter.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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