Thanks for helping me celebrate 5 years of Illahe Rare Bulbs.
This Spring has been an interesting one, constant rainfall and lower then usual temperatures, with very few of the sunny, warm days that ...
Fritillaria kotschyana Mr. Grey whose early three volume work on Hardy Bulbs I quote a lot, has this as Fritillaria latifolia var. kot...
Crocus hueffelianus ssp. scepusciensis I have mentioned before how much I hate daylight savings time. Well it was the spring forward w...
Chinodoxa 'valentines day' Toughing it out in the garden beds, it had a foot of snow on it yesterday. Anemone blanda 'Ing...
Fritillaria obliqua Charles Hervey Grey wrote about F. obliqua " It flowers in March-April, and should be grown in a sheltered positi...
"Man-despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of top ...
Fritillaria obliqua Always nice when the flower that started you on a tangent in your life opens up for the season. As promised...F. &...
We are going to have to take a brief respite from bulb blogging tonight. In the interest of me refreshing my memory on the intricacies of...
Fritillaria agrestis The California Stink Bells are blooming now, filling the greenhouse with the pungent smell of a rotting corpse. Thi...
Fritillaria liliacea- wonderful, early Californian, I really do like the native left coast species. Fritillaria hermonis ssp. amana Frit...
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.