Bulbs forum: Any Frits blooming yet?

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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
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Chickensonmars
Apr 6, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Blooming here in nCal

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Fritillaria are my favorite 'confused with lilies' genus.
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Apr 8, 2012 6:54 AM CST
I have some Frit uva vulpis blooming. No Frit persica bloom this spring. They all split to two bulbs.

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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Apr 8, 2012 7:13 AM CST
I went out to the garden after I posted the first frit pic and snap a pic of Frit Imperialis rubra.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Apr 8, 2012 9:07 AM CST
I believe this is a frit; I think it may be uva vulpis, never received a definitive answer when I inquired in some ID threads.
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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Region: California Farmer Vegetable Grower Lilies
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Chickensonmars
Apr 9, 2012 10:29 AM CST
Love the pics.
I saved pollen from my F. affinis.
If anyone has other native frits and would like to try for hybrids let me know and I'll send some pollen your way.
Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.

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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 18, 2012 5:48 PM CST
I planted some seeds of frits. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will germinate and one day, I will be able to post a picture of a blooming frit Hilarious!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 18, 2012 7:24 PM CST

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meleagris is blooming and the lily beetles are out. Drenched tonight.
Evan
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Apr 20, 2012 5:59 AM CST
After a few trials and tribulations my F. imperialis has managed to bloom

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 2, 2012 5:50 PM CST

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Crown Imperials have been a test of patience here. I planted out 3 Rubra and 3 Lutea. These were all pretty big bulbs. Yr. 1 yielded very small stems with no bloom and dormancy by late Spring. Yr. 2 was much the same except they got larger and lasted longer until going dormant. I transplanted the 5 I could find after they went dormant. Yr. 3, this year, the transplanted ones all popped up and now are going dormant w/out blooming. Four which were not moved, 3 offsets maybe, all have flower buds. Yeah!

I should mention they get more than 6hrs. of sun. Do crown imperials mind being wet when dormant?
Evan
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Jun 3, 2012 4:20 PM CST
These were the first Crown Imperials I have planted in a long time. I planted three really large bulbs last fall. Every single one I have planted in the past never bloomed and never returned either. I have read that they can't be allowed to dry out too much in the summer but I don't know if they tolerate wet conditions either.

On an aside, I've collected some seed from my fritillaria meleagris, does anyone have any experience growing them from seed?
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 3, 2012 6:02 PM CST

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Sorry to hear they've been a hassle for you as well. Too wet, too dry, maybe a Goldilocks complex? Green Grin! I haven't tried to grow meleagris from seed but hope someones chimes in as think there are some seed pods out back.
Evan
Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Region: California Farmer Vegetable Grower Lilies
Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Chickensonmars
Jun 3, 2012 7:47 PM CST
No seeds on affinis this year. Warm winter, early spring, the plants chose early dormancy.
Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.

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