Epimedium 2012

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gerrit
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Emerging foliage of Epimedium with sparkling sunlight.

ErnieC123
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Today i wanna send some pictures ...
I start with a Seedling close to his first blooming

Now i want to show you an Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine' (short before starting to climb)

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'  -  I like this plant

This Caulophyllum thalictroides has awesome leaves and a nice built

And last but not least - here comes Dicentra cucullaria

ErnieC123
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Hoy wrote:

ErnieC123 wrote:

Hello to everybody!!!
Because of getting a higher heartbeat watching some of your awesome Epimedium, I joined NARGS. I am also extremely interessted in Epimedium and i have a little collection of them. But it´s hard to find some special ones in germany. Maybe somebody has good ideas for getting more of this exciting plants. I would enjoy that. I am sorry for my english and hope it will be better in the future :-)

Hello Ernie! As Germany is a member of EU it shouldn't be too difficult or complicated for you to find some nurseries! It is worse for me in Norway needing plant health certificate for everything :-\

Is there no way to get it without those certificate? Do they screen all packages?

Hoy
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ErnieC123 wrote:

Hoy wrote:

ErnieC123 wrote:

Hello to everybody!!!
Because of getting a higher heartbeat watching some of your awesome Epimedium, I joined NARGS. I am also extremely interessted in Epimedium and i have a little collection of them. But it´s hard to find some special ones in germany. Maybe somebody has good ideas for getting more of this exciting plants. I would enjoy that. I am sorry for my english and hope it will be better in the future :-)

Hello Ernie! As Germany is a member of EU it shouldn't be too difficult or complicated for you to find some nurseries! It is worse for me in Norway needing plant health certificate for everything :-\

Is there no way to get it without those certificate? Do they screen all packages?

I think they screen all, or almost all packages. A few times some can slip through but I do not count on that. Even small parcels from friends are checked.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Geo F-W
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Well Ernie, as I said to you by PM, the nursery is in France and there is no mail order.
But I am always available to send by airmail, I live near the nursery.

I'll post new pictures soon because this weekend held the first open days devoted to Epimedium, so I would take a certain amount of pictures...
It will be for next week because I am going to discover the spring flora of Andalusia on Tuesday. ^^

This one is new in my collection, with beautiful very very small flowers.

I like this one, new too, because it's high with a beautiful color. On the second photo (n°6), on the left, there is an hybrid of 'The Giant', very high, but not yet in bloom...

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29627653@N04/sets/72157627728518944/

Mark McD
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Ernie, always exciting to see the first bloom on a seedling epimedium.  I have many in bud too, but they're holding back until it gets a bit warmer.  Show us again when the flowers open.  Do you have an idea about what parents might be involved?

Gerrit, there's nothing happier than a freshly sprouting epimedium garden, the leaves are nearly translucent and virtually glow when backlit with sun.  I agree that the foliage might be the most exciting part of growing Epimediums.

Geoffrey, looks like your season is the most advanced.  I do like the "very very" small flowered hybrid with hot coral colored flowers, the upright branching flower stems present the little flowers well.

Some of my too-early-sprouting epimediums got whacked by hard freezing after our unusual summer-like weather last month, but they'll all recover.  Yes, E. versicolor 'Versicolor' is always among the earliest for me, I upload another photo as the flowers fill in and create a 60 cm wide bouquet of soft peach and yellow.  Also shown, is a flat of E. grandiflorum 'Circe' open-pollinated seed that was sown summer 2011, germinating well.

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

ErnieC123
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I like this one : Epimedium pallidum

And now i have got a problem. This is called Epimedium grandiflorum D23, but it is evergreen (???) and flowers yellow (???)
Maybe somebody can help me, what it is....

Lori S.
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Hi, Ernie,
What was your source for Epimedium pallidum?  Apparently, it is not actually a valid species name.  I got what was indicated as Epimedium pallidum from Fraser's Thjimble Farms some years ago (and they still list this "species" in their catalogue), however, it was later identified by Ms. Probst as Epimedium x versicolor perralchicum 'SulphureumFrohnleiten'.  I'm just wondering what is floating around under this odd name?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ErnieC123
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Lori wrote:

Hi, Ernie,
What was your source for Epimedium pallidum?  Apparently, it is not actually a valid species name.  I got what was indicated as Epimedium pallidum from Fraser's Thjimble Farms some years ago (and they still list this "species" in their catalogue), however, it was later identified by Ms. Probst as Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'.  I'm just wondering what is floating around under this odd name?

I have it from a nursery in germany, where i work. But i don't know where we have it from. I am sorry(i will ask my chef). But i am 100% sure that it isn't a 'Frohnleiten'. Problems with names i know too. That's really disgusting. I hate wrong named plants.

Mark McD
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It has also been discussed on SRGC Forum, regarding what Epimedium "pallidum" actually is.  The one thing for certain, there is no Epimedium species named pallidum.  Typically it is a misnomer for E. x versicolor 'Sulphureum'.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3374.msg87326#msg87326
Epimedium "pallidum" is E. x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

My discussion on the name "pallidum".  Note: the name is also misapplied as a cultivar of grandiflorum; as E. grandiflorum 'Pallidum'.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4769.msg131282#msg131282

Ernie, in your first photo above, the plant certainly looks like E. x versicolor 'Sulphureum'.

The one that was labeled as "Epimedium grandiflorum D23" is not an E. grandiflorum type, but I'm fairly certain it is E. franchetii, although it could also be the similar species E. chlorandrum.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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