Sunday, November 01, 2009

Poemas del río Wang: Imperial crown

I grow and love Crown Imperial Fritillaria in the Rose Garden, but I've never seen such an amazing display as this--an entire mountainside in Iran: Poemas del río Wang: Imperial crown.

5 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Have never seen that but I love it. It is the most beautiful color.
QMM

Shady Gardener said...

I planted two of these last year and only one grew this past Spring. Do you have any hints or recipes for success??

heirloomgardener said...

Shady Gardener,

I had trouble growing these too and here is a post with the advice I received:

http://heirloomgardener.blogspot.com/2008/05/advice-wanted-crown-imperial.html

The following year, I had much better success.

Best wishes,

Heirloom Gardener

Studiolum said...

Thanks a lot for the citation, Julia! In fact it is a marvellous display which in April-May covers not only one mountainside, but the whole mountain range of the Western Iranian Zagros for hundreds and hundreds of kilometers. And add to this that these slopes are extremely arid and infertile (as it can be seen well in the photos), so these “nomadic fritillariae” are a hundred times less provided for than those in your garden – and nevertheless they keep coming out and bloom in every spring. Perhaps this extreme vitality has diminished through modern selection.

Thanks and best wishes,
Tamás from Hungary

Ciss B said...

This is exceptionally lovely! Very soothing to the soul, too.

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