Epimedium 2013

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gerrit
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As you can see 3cm. Yes it is a tiny species.

deesen
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Longma wrote:

The first time an Epimedium has flowered in our garden,  ;D. Was sold to us recently as Epimedium x 'Merlin'. Looking forward to seeing many many more in the years to come.

My first one too (aren't they the Devil's own job to photograph, well that's my excuse!). Bought as Epimedium excalcaratum OG 93082 and the label tells me it is evergreen. Can anyone offer me any clues as to what 'OG 93082 means please?

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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David, the "OG" number indicates an original collection by Japanese botanist Mikinori Ogisu, for which two species are commemorative names honoring this individual, Epimedium ogisui and E. mikinorii. In total he introduced 15 species of Epimedium.  Of those he introduced, one is E. ecalcaratum (note spelling), collected in Western Sichuan as number OG 93082. This information from Stearn's The Genus Epimedium.

Can't really see the flower detail in your photos, to tell if there are vestigial spur bumps or "shoulders" to the petals, but since it has the OG number, one can probably assume it is correct.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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deesen
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Many thanks for that Mark and thanks for the spelling correction too. When you get to my age the 25 metres from the plants position to the kitchen where my notepad resides do tend to play havoc with what are left of my memory cells! ;D

We are promised rain all day tomorrow so I will try to get a reasonable pic of the flower details as soon as possible. I bought the plant a couple of weeks ago from Keith Wiley. Not sure how widely known outside the UK Keith is but he has a very individual planting style in his garden which has attracted a lot of attention over the years. If anyone knows of his work and is interested I could post some pics of my recent garden visit.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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A testament of Epimedium hardiness.: this 3 year seedling survives in the cement stoop crack, facing south in full sun.  In zone 4, snow is cleared  away there, all winter long.  Parents could be E. x youngianum and/or E. diphyllum.  Yet these established plants in the garden to the side of the stoop have died (or are just hanging on) following this winter. 

 

Yet another experience that supports the need for dry winters to survive extreme cold.

         

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Toole
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Hello Gerrit

 

I've tried sending you a PM today however it won't go through and i get a message " has disabled private message receiving".

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Toole wrote:

Hello Gerrit

I've tried sending you a PM today however it won't go through and i get a message " has disabled private message receiving".

Cheers Dave.

 

Dave, one item at the top of the list to be fixed here on this new version of NARGS Forum, is to get a direct link to one's pm InBox (most people can't even find their inbox here, a direct link is missing), and to enable some level of PM notification.  Hopefully this shortcoming will get straightened out by the web master.

 

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

Toole
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Thanks Mark for that info ,Gerrit has made contact.

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Toole
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Toole wrote:

As an aside here's a shot i took today of a very small 8 cm rhizome of E.versicolor i took off a small plant last month .........I wasn't too sure whether my timing was a bit late however it seems to have settled and new growth is evident.

Cheers Dave.

7 months on after being kept in a cool and moist position,.success ! , the rhizome has come into full leaf .Such yummy leaves.kisssmiley

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Good news Dave! Yes, the leaves are irresistible little fringed hearts.

On the other side of the world, here's E. x versicolor 'Cupreum' (photo taken couple days ago) showing it's fall/winter foliage color.  The nights are routinely down to -7 C (19-20 F), but the semi-evergreen to true evergreen epimediums continue their presence.

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

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