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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fritillaria acmopetala

Fritillaria acmopetala 
This is the dark form, I have. This Eastern Mediterranean species is very easy to grow, it can bloom in as little as 3 years from seed and freely makes offsets that once divided quickly grow to flowering size.

 The habitat is said to be varied, as it grows in cornfields and under olive trees from Cyperus through Turkey to Lebanon, Israel and Palestine. It can tolerate plenty of growing season moisture and has never shown to be picky about soil when grown in pots.




 The flowers as they open have this awesome kind of a corkscrew thing going on with the inner tepals as the flower expands they are fun to watch them unfold and spread out.



The weather continues the bleak, wet pattern we have been stuck in since early December. Trying not to complain, but seriously this entire weekend the sun showed itself for about 2 minutes. I'm really ready for the spring to settle in. Although I think I'm gonna spend spring break chasing winter with the kiddo trying to find the last of the powder on the Volcanoes of Central Oregon.

2 solid inches of rain, wind, temps in the low 50's, Just another March weekend.

Cheers,
Mark

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