Fritillaria 'Lentune Eyecatcher'

F.  (aurea x pinardii) x pinardii

This seedling derives from my deliberate attempts to pollinate F. (aurea x pinardii) using pollen from F. pinardii. 

In flower shape and colour,  it is intermediate between the seed parent and the putative pollen parent.  Morphologically it looks plausible! So I'm pretty confident it is indeed F. (aurea x pinardii) x pinardii - bearing in mind that wasps can easily intervene in the pollination process to spoil my intentions! As such it is 75% pinardii and 25% aurea.

'Lentune Eyecatcher is a sister of 'Lentune Bluto' - but quite different in terms of form and colouring.

Seed parent(F. aurea x pinardii)

Sourced from Kath Dryden around the turn of the millennium. Kath's catalogue provided no information about provenance. The literature contains various references to this hybrid (both natural and man-made).

In conclusion: I think my plant is Rix1602 but cannot be certain.

Pollen parent(F. pinardii)

Sourced from Janis Ruksans in 2007. 

Janis' catalogue tells us “My stock is coming from Bozkir in Turkey, where it was collected at 1640 m (RIGA-032)”.

RIGA is R (Ruksans) I (Indra Seisums) G (Guna Ruksans) A (Arnis Seisums).