Kamchatka Fritillary (Fritillaria camschatcensis)

1024px-Fritillaria_camschatcensis_(Flower).jpg
1920px-Krummalilja.jpg
1024px-Fritillaria_camschatcensis_(Flower).jpg
1920px-Krummalilja.jpg

Kamchatka Fritillary (Fritillaria camschatcensis)

4.00

An exception to my ordinary range of Washington and Oregon, I couldn’t resist offering this. Also known as Northern Rice Root, Riceroot Fritillary, Indian Rice, and a number of other things. Many of these names reference the small bulblets it produces, which resemble grains of rice. Striking bell shaped flowers in shades of bronze to brown have petals that are slightly turned back. As beautiful as they are, they do give off a bad odor, which attract the flies which pollinate the plant. This species is found in moist open places, from sea level to 3,000 ft. Sow in fall or refrigerate before sowing. Hold pots as germination may be slow, as long as year according to some sources. Plants will take a few seasons to flower.

Provenance: SE Alaska

Family: Liliaceae

Bloom: Early Summer

Height: 1-2’

Difficulty: Advanced

$4.00 Packet: .04 Grams or approximately 32 seeds.

Photo “Рябчик камчатский” by Денис Анисимов is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Photo 2 “Fritillaria camschatcensis” by Salvor Gissurardottir is licensed under public domain.

Add To Cart