On 1m sturdy stems clusters of nodding bell like flowers coloured darkest purple on the interior, but exterior varies from bright solid pea green, green and black streaks, to near black depending on the plant. Glossy leaves. Soil is humus rich sand that could be moist near year round…great around ponds or damp spots. Found growing with salal, spruce, and sedge grass. Extremely wide distribution range from Japan to BC courtesy of natural dispersal when Beringia land bridge existed. E-Flora BC (http://www.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/eflora/) says the growing sites can range from dryish to wet.
- Seed Count: 30-35
- Collection Date: Aug 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width:1m x 45cm
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate Fritillaria camschatcensis seeds:
Whether you sow in the fall or toss a moist paper towel with the seed in a plastic bag and tuck it in the side compartment of the fridge, all Fritillaria seed need a cold stratification period of 4 months at 2-5C. We sow our seed in the fall using a well draining medium with some coarse sand mixed in (20%). Seed is anchored down with a very thin layer of the same coarse sand used in the medium then is misted with our Skookum Grow until moist, then a 5-8mm top dressing of medium along with a thin layer of mulch. The pot is then kept outside until December then its placed in our unheated greenhouse. By mid March-early April many grass like seed leaves pop to the surface. Keep moist but never wet. Give medium strength indirect light. Never disturb seedlings or you could damage fragile roots.