Fritillaria imperialis

Johannes Ulrich Urban
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:42:16 PDT

> Dear All,
> Having sown seed of a particularly large form of F. imperialis several 
> times without success I wonder how your experience is with this plant. 
> I have tried several different ways: sowing fresh seed immediately 
> after ripening, sowing dried seed in autumn, keeping the seedpot 
> either in the garden or greenhouse during winter. The mother bulb is 
> about to flower but again not a single seed has germinated. I opened 
> some fresh seeds before sowing, they were all thick, fleshy and white 
> inside, not empty shells.
> Where is my mistake? Is it perhaps a sterile clone? Do they need a 
> special treatment to break a prolonged dormancy? The seeds now feel 
> empty and dead to the touch.
> Any advice is appreciated.
> Bye for today
> Uli

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