Fritillaria michailovskyi (Liliaceae) it is a perennial with lance-shaped, grey-green leaves. In early summer it bears one to four terminal, nodding, bell-shaped deep purplish-brown flowers with yellow-tipped tepals. Sowing : The best times to sow seeds are fall, but if seed is available earlier, sow immediately. Germination should follow in early spring. The recommended potting soil for seed germination and emergence is a commercial sand-based mix; with one-quarter part coarse sand added if the mixture does not have a sandy appearance. Space large, flat seeds of Fritillaria one seed?s width apart. Sieve a light covering of the soil mix over the seeds so that they are no longer visible, and then cover with a generous layer of grit or aquarium gravel. Label the pots with the plant name, seed source, and date. Stand the pots in a shady place in the open garden, or plunge them in a sand frame, and keep them moist. Locality : Ex Hort. Date of harvest : Sept 2012.