I love fritillaries – they are so elegant and graceful.
Most of the species below were photographed at the nursery of Jim and Jenny Archibald in Wales, JJ Archibald Seeds. Very sadly our friend Jim died of cancer in August last year; so this was a particularly good opportunity to pay tribute to him.
He was an extremely knowledgeable plantsman, plant hunter, and an all round lovely, kind man with a wicked sense of humour who my husband Alasdair and I had the good fortune to know for a very short while.
|Fritillaria yuminensis – China|