Stormproof bulbs

Jim McKenney
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:39:37 PDT
Jane wrote: "In the border many Fritillaria meleagris are up far enough to be raising their opening 
flowers; you will see that many Fritillaria species keep their stems 
bent over near ground level until on the point of opening, "
The first time I noticed this with Fritillaria meleagris in my garden I thought "So that's why it's sometimes called snake's head fritillary". The almost fully developed and chequered bud, when seen down almost on the ground, does have an ophidian quality to it.
J`im McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the first reticulate irises have joined the party today. 
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