I’ve been meaning to put in a plug for Chinese Alpines. For several years I’ve bought seed from Bjørnar Olsen who lives in China. This spring he sent a letter saying that he was joining together with a friend, August Wu, to form Chinese Alpines. They plan to sell bulbs and plants as well as the seeds which Bjørnar has provided in the past. I received the my first order from them last month and everything is as nice as I would have expected. If bulbs don’t grow I expect it will be my fault, not theirs. I’m particularly interested in seeing if I can grow Fritillaria Karelinii, which is very showy in this image from the Fritillaria Group of the Alpine Garden Society.
Oct 18 2017