September 5, 2012
September 16, 2012
Click on links below to jump to that question.
Do you think I have killed them? Am I likely to be able to revive them? And should I remove the dying flowers? If so, do I cut them off or pull them off?
Many thanks in anticipation of your help,
You purchased these as a forced bulb plant. They have most likely already been blooming for a while and are now will began to fade. If your leaving them in planters or putting them in the ground make sure the soil is well draining. Bulbs sitting in water will rot.
Here is a link with more information about growing Fritillaria.
Yes, they do go to seed. Seed formation will happen if you do not remove the faded flowers. Allow the seed pods to dry on the plant, break them open and collect the seeds.
For more information on the care of fritillaria, please visit the following link: