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Re: Fritillaria imperialis

I have the plain jane orange fritillaria. I've had it several years. Got a
start from a friend. Mine is persisting & multiplying happily. One is in a
slightly elevated bed that is watered well all summer. I had to move the
other. Can't remember if I kept it or gave it away.
Judy B
z 6 Idaho

From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
> Kitty wrote:
> > Jim,
> > I personally haven't grown F. imperialis, but i planted my F. raddeana
> > the same way you are supposed to plant the Crown Imperials. They need to
> > be angled slightly to avoid water collecting in the resevoir formed
> > where the stem comes out. Not the right wording here I'm sorry, but I
> > think you get the idea. The water will just rot them out and thus they
> > don't return.
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> I'd like to think it was as simple as that, but I tried 2-3 years
> ago to grow several of the clones, planting dutifully on their
> sides. They came up the next spring and flowered well, but that's
> all she wrote :-(. Perhaps they want to be totally dry of a summer,
> possibly in a covered sand bed. Anybody else have success/failure with
> them ?
> -jrf

> > Sounds like you do grow F. imperialis ? And you get it to
> > return the 2nd, 3rd,...etc. year ?
> > If so, how, please ?
> > All the bulb folks who speak to it complain about its
> > failure to return.
> > -jrf
> --
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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