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Author Topic: Fritillaria and snowdrops  (Read 2729 times)

scalpasurfer

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Fritillaria and snowdrops
« on: October 17, 2007, 02:39:56 PM »
Hello

I would like to associate some bulbs of Fritillaria with some galanthus nivalis that grow with my hellebores.
I am searching fritillaria with dark flowers, not too difficult to cultivate, blooming at the same time as G. Nivalis. Have you got suggestions ?
I found on a catalogue : F. Caucasica, Montana, Nigra, but I have no experience with Fritillaria except the Imperialis forms.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Pascal

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Andrew

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Re: Fritillaria and snowdrops
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 04:50:03 PM »
Hello Pascal,

How about dark chequed flowers ?

F. meleagris, most people find this easy.

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Re: Fritillaria and snowdrops
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 07:19:25 PM »
Hello, Pascal, welcome to the forum.
 I agree with Andrew, Fritillaria meleagris is very beautiful, easy to grow and very dainty and elegant to associate with the Galanthus although it may flower later than most of them.  If you want something a little bigger to look good against the helleborus foliage, and flowering later again in the year, then Fritillaria pyrenaica would be an excellent choice.  Depending on where you are in France, the dark flowered frits you mention might also be happy to grow outside. F.f meleagris and pyrenaica are the easiest to grow, I would suggest to begin with those. They are also among the prettiest!
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scalpasurfer

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Re: Fritillaria and snowdrops
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 02:58:30 PM »
Thanks for all your advice !
it will help me a lot

Pascal
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interests : hellebores, winter bloomings, peonies

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Re: Fritillaria and snowdrops
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 07:42:50 PM »
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