Fritillaria 2012

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Toole
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Great pics and information Rick.

Here are a few out at the moment ....

A nice coloured form of F.acmopetala.
F.cirrhosa.
F.conica.
F.crassifolia i think.
F.drenovskii.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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A really nice, varied grouping, Dave.  And such perfect flowers! 

Thanks for taking the very detailed pics, too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Michael J Campbell
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Very Nice Dave.

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Hoy
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Rick, it is interesting to see the bulbs although still small! I have not dared trying many Frits from seed yet but are tempted!

Very nice, Dave! Seems I have to try more seed though to get all those kinds ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tony Willis
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I am on my third year of sowing the seed in pure seramis (I use cat litter) as shown by Wisley. So far the results are super with very strong growing bulbs being formed. I have sown in small pots are then potted on the resulting seedlings which is easy for me on a small scale.

I am hopeful of my first flowers in year four on crassiflolia and erhartii.

Hoy
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Tony wrote:

I am on my third year of sowing the seed in pure seramis (I use cat litter) as shown by Wisley. So far the results are super with very strong growing bulbs being formed. I have sown in small pots are then potted on the resulting seedlings which is easy for me on a small scale.

I am hopeful of my first flowers in year four on crassiflolia and erhartii.

Never heard of seramis before. Is it cat sand?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tony Willis
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Google seramis and you will find a desription.

It is quite expensive and  'non clumping' cat litter is made of the same stuff and much cheaper.

The theory was written up in the Wisley Alpine Log but I cannot find the article but it was also in the September 2009 Plantsman

Hoy
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Thanks. I have The Plantsman - have to dig out that issue ;D - and go looking for cat litter sand :o

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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A few more ....

An early Frit. affinis -- others in troughs elsewhere in the garden are a couple of weeks away from blooming.

Raised from seed as F.hispanica which i think is now called F.lusitanica........

and a nice black form of F.acmopetala.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Michael J Campbell
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Nice Frits Dave.

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