Thanks for helping me celebrate 5 years of Illahe Rare Bulbs.
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2017 Greetings, This year is a bit of an abbreviated list, as some pressing summer activities...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Diana Reek showing me some of her extensive Erythronium collection. I was lucky to catch everything popping into bloom when I visited her p...
Fritillaria pontica My Dad is in Albania as I write this and I have to admit the older I get the more I wish he would slow down a bit an...
A calm summer evening at Illahe Nursery and Gardens I've had quite a few inquiries about the availability list so I thought I would of...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
Fritillaria sp. JJA 17242 Thanks to Ron we have this collection locality as : Iran, Kordestan, East of Shuysheh ( SE of Marivan ), 1750m...
Colchicum hungaricum "Valentine's Day" There is a small window of time between sowing some of the seeds that appreciate a ...
Fritillaria whittallii Mr. Charles Hervey Grey in the three volume Hardy Bulbs 1938 has this to say: A native of Asia minor, collected b...
Fritillaria eastwoodiae I've always loved plants named after Alice Eastwood. My old mentor Jack Poff would tell stories about her, I ...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
|Fritillaria JJA 17255|
|Fritillaria pudica 'Richard Britten'|
For some years I have had a passion for carnivorous plants. I have a growing collection and have been propagating some of it so I think I'll offer a few different ones up for sale this year. They will come packed in moist peat moss with the pitchers cut back for space saving.
Except I do have some smaller Darlingtonia californica that I csn ship without cutting back. This form is very stoloniferous, practically spilling out of the large fiberglass water trough it grows in.
The list should be out late today or tomorrow for sure. So be sure to check here often for best selections. So far I think I have about 53 different species to offer this year, but smaller numbers then some past years, so order early for the best selection.
Check out that picture! If you can read the label that is a cross I made of Fritillaria glauca X (Fritillaria biflora X Fritillaria purdyi) I was surprised to see such growth after only 2 years, maybe some extra hybrid vigor there. It will be years before I have any of that available, but I'm excited about the possibilities for sure.
Temperatures in the mid 90's, so I'm happy to have the big work of harvest done.