First flowering from seed

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Cockcroft
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First flowering from seed

It's always exciting when plants finally show their color.  You can learn whether they're what the seed packet said they were, or not.

A few first flowers from seed:  Gentiana verna ssp. pontica,  Primula auricula v. albocincta

  

Bellevalia dubia -- flowering yesterday, completely eaten off by the rabbit this morning

Cockcroft
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Three fritillaria first-timers:  F. affinis, F. gussichiae, F. messanensis ssp. gracilis

    

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

RickR
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Those are incredible, Claire!  At least you got a pic of the Bellevalia at perfect flowering stage.  That will last forever!

That F. affinis is the most graceful frit I've ever seen.  My frits (not affinis) are just peaking out of their pots.  This is first and second flowering of F. crassifolia ssp. kurdica:

      

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

Cockcroft
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Nice frits, Rick.  I have a few more first-timers in bud.  Time to see what I've really been growing. wink

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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First flower on a nice form of Fritillaria camschatcensis.  It's the darkest one I've grown.

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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First flowers, Fritillaria pyrenaica - first flowering and second flowering

         

 

This was suppose to be F. carica.  Now I don't know what it is, but I hardly care....

 

Fritillaria pallidiflora just opening

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

Cockcroft
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Yummy! I love this time of year, when all the "babies" finally show what they can do.

...Claire

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Fermi
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I was surprised to see a tiny orange shoot emerging from this seed pot a few days ago

Bud emerging

It started to open up a couple of days later

crocus just opening

and today i brought the pot inside into the warmth to help it fully open

Crocus garganicus ssp garganicus J&JA 344.090-TurkeyCrocus garganicus ssp garganicus J&JA 344.090-TurkeyCrocus garganicus ssp garganicus with measure

Though tiny it appears to be true to name Crocus gargaricus ssp gargaricus collected by Jim Archibald in Turkey (J&JA J&JA 344.090) seed from Goteborg TG sown in 2016

cheers

fermi

 

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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I got the seed for this Bulbinella latifolia var doleritica from Silverhill Seeds in 1999.

The poor lone seedling survived in a pot till 2016 when I liberated it into the garden. That year it produced its first flower spike which got frosted off as it flowers in wintersad Similarly last year but it kept getting bigger and this year it produced 4 spikes, two of which "got above the frosts" and this week the first flowers opened!

Bulbinella latifolia var doleriticaBulbinella latifolia var doleriticaBulbinella latifolia var doleritica

cheers

fermi 

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Cockcroft
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Good show, Fermi!

...Claire

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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This Iris aphylla was grown from AGS Seedex 2009 but the first seedling only germinated in 2016!

Iris aphylla AGS Sdx 2009

Iris aphylla AGS Sdx 2009

A second seedling flowered which looks identical, so hopefully it's correctly labelled!

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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