Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Frits in Flower, March2007
Started by: Jim McGregorGo to latest contribution by Ron Mudd, 28 February 2010, 19:16. Go to bottom of this page.
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Some Fritillarias that have been in flower in the Alpine House over the last week or so. First the diminutive Fritillaria pinardii in its two-coloured form. Only a few centimetres high.
Bought many years ago as F.pinardii but the consensus seems to be that it is a small form of F.caucasica (height about 10 cm).
Next is F.conica from the Peloponnese.
and another yellow one - F.sibthorpiana that hails from Turkey:
Now I'm jealous! My Frits aren't up to anything yet (just looking green and leafy!). Still, I have F. sewerzowii 'Black Bear' coming up- if it's up and ready it MIGHT go to Exeter in a couple of weeks...
A few more Ftritllaria in flower later in March. First Fritillaria 'Martha Roderick'
Next is F. latakiensis
Next is F. hermionis amana in its yellow form
A nice little F. graeca grown from AGS seed. Two or three very different clones here:
And finally, F.graeca thessala, or perhaps it should F.ionica:
Wonderful pictures of beautifully grown plants. Why no more posted for two years?
Sorry Ron, I've been too busy writing software for the website to post more pictures. (The seed exchange is going online this year.)
I'm afraid that there are pictures of some of the plants above again in 2008 in the section on Problems with Cultivation showing a problem I have had with premature dieback.
I've just manged to repot all my Frits for the first time in several years and have high hopes of getting some good pictures next year.
Understood. Getting the seed list online must be a massive task.
Good luck with the frits in 2010. Looking forward to seeing the results of your repotting efforts.
I hope I can contribute some pics of my own plants also.
Thanks for your comments Ron - have you any pics for the online show?
I haven't any pics for submission as yet Jim, but hope to contribute in spring when my frits and junos are in flower.
We have not been back from Asia very long and last 18 months have been setting up for the plants.
However we are now well on the way and so we hope we can start to contribute a little more.