Fritillaria 'Lentune Freckle'F. (aurea x pinardii) x aurea
The result of my deliberate backcrossing of Fritillaria (aurea x pinardii) with Fritillaria aurea. Resulting seed was sown in September 2007 and this clone was singled out in 2014.
The seed parent was sourced from Kath Dryden in 2005 and whilst Kath's catalogue provided no clue as to provenance my plant matches material collected by Martyn Rix under the number Rix1602. The pollen parent was a longstanding and widely distributed clone of F. aurea. Both F. aurea and F. pinardii are native to Turkey and hybrid populations are known to exist in the wild.
This plant is therefore 75% F. aurea and 25% F. pinardii.
This is a very typical clone of F. aurea and one that I've had for many years. I have no idea of its background but it has clearly persisted in cultivation for several growers.