Fritillarias for 2012

2012 will be the year of the frit at my house. My bulb orders are lined up, heavy on the giant fritillaria maximus and the checkered snake lily, meleagris. Oh yes, going to try the tall persica, again. Two of the bulbs featured are NOT frits, but a split corona daffodil (it will be my first) and more of the Sicilian Honey Lilies or the hard to spit out: nectoscrodum bulbaricum. Pffhshshsw. And the little purple and yellow one folks refer to a “mikey.”

As per the one on one instruction from Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs: plant em deep. Keep them dry in the summer. So, if it says, plant them 6 inches deep, add two-3 inches of mulch on top of that. Worked like a charm last year. My Sicilians were great for the first time. Ever. After 5 years of trying. Doh.