An aroid plant grown in dry climate of Tian Shan mountains. Flowers in May. Spathe is velvet purple. Berries are white.
Tuberous plants grown in many regions of Central Asia as rule in shady places but I saw in a highland big conglomerations E. longistipitata which look like a grass lown on full sun. Differs from other eranthises with a flower stalk relatively short in the beginning of the flowering but becoming longer day by day it can reach at the moment of the forming of the seed buds 4-5 cm long.
Originally from Russian West Caucasus population, Krasnodar region. It is a striking erythronium with solitary large white (sometime with rose shade) flower. There were some myths about this plant: about absence of vegetative propagation and very specific conditions of growing. Indeed it is not fully easy plant, but I see now that a garden population can exist for many years flowering abundantly and increasing well. The earliest one in spring garden among bulb plants and among all erythroniums!
In first stage of the flowering they have relatively light colored flowers, but then as if they have got new impulse of its flowering has the flowers of specific color on red stalks and the most decorative "silvery" leaves among d.-canis varieties. At my opinion it is the most beautiful variety of E. dens-canis. Sorry, but often under this name nurseries are delivering other plants. I offer true variety.
Long time these miniature erithroniums from Bibor mountains grown in my garden successfully, but I could not say that often could see their flowers, although I changed periodically the place of the plantation trying to find optimal conditions for stimulation of an intensive flowering. Finally I put the bulbs in semi shade and stopped disturbing them for some years. The result was the best! Now I have a good population flowering abundantly with incredible softest rose flowers every year.
A nice American species with cream flowers and a beautiful chocolate leaves.
E. Kazakhstan, Altai. Before Erythronium sibiricum ssp. altaicum recently has got new name and became a separate species. The flowers are white in the beginning then become soft lilac. Leaves uniform green with purple shade. Offered this year after long interruption needed for restoration of my stock.
Erythronium revolutum KINFAUN'S PINK
Selected in Pitcairn Alpines nursery, so probably Susan Band is the author of this hybrid. Think it is a result of free pollination of E. revolutum.
Registered in 1938 year and now is next to dissapeared from gardens. This beautiful variety is saved carifully in my nursery. Rarity! Firsty time in my catalogue.
Erythronium revolutum WHITE BEAUTY
Lovely and popular. It has pure snow white flowers with a red ring in the center of the flower. Probably it's a spontaneous hybrid.
Erythronium tuolumnense JOANNA
The most impressive hybrid E. tuolamnense. In flower color there is a nice combination of yellow and rose. Like all other hybrids where one of parient is E. tuolamnense it is large plants with long flower stalks good for cutting.
Erythronium tuolumnense PAGODA
E. tuolumnense hybrid. Stem 30-35 cm long with 7-9 flowers.
From Turkey. One of the very early started frit., exclusively tolerated to unfavorable spring condition and rarely damaged by frosts. A low plant at the beginning of the flowering so often flowers touch the soil but in process of flowering the plants are increasing length of the stem and reach 20-25 cm in the end.
The plants looks like small lilies. Bulbs like bulbs of many American fritillaries resemble lily bulbs and composed with numerous scales. Every one separated scale is able to give a new plant. The plants need shade and wet peaty soil. Frost resistance is incredible!
Dark reddish purple flowers. Robust plants with blue grey leaves. Vegetative propagation is not too intensive.
Fritillaria meleagris POMONA
Strong checkering on light ground of petals. You can see that flowers of POMONA and flowers SATURNUS are alike in general colour, but flowers of POMONA have egg shaped form and good visible green stripes near base of petals.
Fritillaria meleagris SATURNUS
A nice variety with light colored checkered flowers more open then flowers of the plants above.
Fritillaria meleagris VESTA
Raised by me. The pure white flowers have unusual prolonged petals, longer then all known varieties of the species.
A popular species having purple red bells. 25 cm high.
Early spring started plants firm against any spring weather surprises. A very unusual color of flowers.
I have got it under this commercial name. Probably from montana group. Good for shady position. Grows well without lifting for many years.
Fritillaria pontica ssp.
It is without fail F. pontica, but with very wide leaves. I could trate this signs as a variability of species but the type of vegetative propagation I see is absolutely other. So it is a mystery for me and I shell be glad if somebody among my colleagues knows a complete name of this plant and inform me about. New introduction.
Collected in Kopet-Dag, Turkmenia. First among large bulbous plants flowering in garden in spring! High frost resistance!
Iran, Zagros. The flower stem is long and flexible so that the inflorescence resemble of a lily of valley. One of the most striking fritillary and my favourite.
Fritillaria (Korolkowia) sewerzowii
Wide and thick leaves resemble tulip ones scatted on the stem 70-80 cm. high. A specific plant distinguished from other fritillarias and often put in the special genus Korolkowia.
Offered plants is seedling with different color of flowers, light rose generally. They flower in early spreeng enduring well frosts. Need sun and annual lifting for summer rest.
True species in smallest details, but found in non classicus area near Novorossijsk town (extreme West of Caucasus).
Collected in N. W. Caucasus, Karachaevo-Cherkesia. Corresponded fully to description made for G. caucasicus by A. Grossheim in 1940 year. The leaves is bluish, relatively narrow with a specific form (wider in upper part) grown vertically in the beginning and almost compressed to the soil in full development. Genetically it is one of the form of G. alpinus, but in gardens very outstanding from with the leaves, bulbs and time of flowering. So I save old Grossheim's name
Galanthus caucasicus form
Found near Belaja river (upper reaches), Northern Caucasus. It is interesting that this galanthus found in a place disposed between spots where was found by me G. alpinus and G. caucasicus looks like intermediate form between these both, however it looks like G. caucasicus of bigger size. Genetically is one of the form of G. alpinus.
Investigating the classic population of G. atjuschenko on in Soiutern Armenia we noted that plants have no any difference with typical G. lagodechianus. I have plants from other known place where grow G. artjushenko in the North of Armenia and result of investigation is the same. So G.artjuschenko is a mith, although its image there is on the coin of Armenia. Offered plants collected as G. artjuschenko.
Collected in Crimea. Even in wild G. plicatus is able to strike somebody with size. I saw plants grown in wet places reached 30 and more cm tall. They are impressive in garden too. Offered selected form with exclusively wide leaves and petals of flowers.
An exclusively early flowering tuberous plant a true masterpiece of the nature of Central Asie. In full flowering can reach 40-50 cm high covered with numerous flowers. The tubers need dry summer rest. Propagation with seeds. For the first time in my catalogue.
The smallest gymnospermium. There are some small populations on the Western Ukraine, in Odessa region. Great rarity!
Bulbs have not scales and do not like dry condition of the keeping. At other side these plants are able many years grow successfully in one place. Flowers in pyramidal racemes appear in the beginning of summer.