AGS Shows: Fritillaria pudica
Started by: Jon EvansGo to latest contribution by Jon Evans, 30 May 2014, 12:40. Go to bottom of this page.
When I first started visiting AGS shows in earnest, over 20 years ago, long before I started taking photos at shows, one of the highlights of the spring shows was large pans of Fritillaria pudica. It was available in a number of different clones, some large, some small, some scented, and was one of the things I aspired to grow, with absolutely no success I hasten to add.
It has been a long time now since I have seen even a decent small pan of this species. What has happened ? It seems to have been almost lost from cultivation.
I have it, had it since 2004, it's alive but I seem to be unable to get more than 1 or 2 flowers from a potful of bulbs. Clearly haven't figured out how to grow it yet :-(
Ron Mudd grows them extremely well up in East Yorkshire. Have a look at his posts (under his "pen-name" 'Longma' ) on the NARGS Forum in the Frit thread under 'Bulbs'.
Probably this link isn't going to work:-
Thanks both of you. It is good to know that people still grow it. But the pans at shows with 50-100 flowers seem to be a thing of the past. I wonder if Rod and Jane Leeds still grow it to that sort of standard, though they stopped exhibiting some time ago.