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Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

Posted by BlueBirdPeony 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 19:49

Guys, I'm having a brain fart. For the life of me I can't remember what these are called.
Approximately 3" tall.
Beautiful purple pattern (almost looks like a harlequin pattern).
Also solid white.
Bloom at the same time as my Narcissus.
Perennial.
Don't seem to spread much.

THANKS.


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

I dunno, but my God, they are beautiful. I have never, ever seen anything like it!!!

Bonnie


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

Fritillaria meleagris


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

Fritillaria.

Here is a link that might be useful: fritillaria


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

Thanks Bonnie! I think they are remarkable also.

Thank you Woody. You're right. I was trying to remember "checkered lily."


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

duplicate post

This post was edited by brit5467 on Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 20:29


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

I posted about these a few days back. If you want to see them growing in the wild.....

Here is a link that might be useful: Fritillaria meleagris


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RE: Tiny hanging "tulips"- purple and white

believe it or not.. they can grow from seed in my MI ...

we just gather the dry seed and throw them down where ever we want them ...

but the real trick... is remembering that they look like grass weeds.. and not pulling them out.. the next spring ... lol .. it does take a year or two to bloom ...

there is a white version also ...

also... the checkers are near perfect squares.. and i defy you to find many other examples in ma nature .. a perfect square is usually a man made event ... you have to wonder.. how the plant does that.. color in flowers is usually a splash ... or an edge or center... how in the heck does this plant do this .. besides the obvious answer of genetics ... its like it wove a purple and white ribbon together..and made a flower ...

ken


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