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Re: was Tx. skies NOW Fritillaria

Kitty Morrissy wrote:
These are Fritillaria raddeana - much like an F. imperialis, but a bit
shorter, softer-colored, and smell nicer.  One was about a foot; the other
about 16 inches. They had buds on them.  If the snow is heavy, it could
break them.  They're lovely and expensive and I didn't want to miss seeing
them in bloom this season.  Some of my other frits, (uva vulpis, hermonis
var amana) are up, but they're short ones, not quite so sensational and I
think they could endure.  I like them, but am not as concerned.  Also have
assyriaca, camschatcensis, meleagris, and pallidiflora.  But raddeana is my

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.
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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