A wonderfull color, Mark! I am sorry you lost it. Think I will have to look for this color too (and the white - had some seedlings, but you know, the slugs.....)I shall plant my wood full of Glaucidiums with Glaucidiums sitting and howling in the trees too!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Glaucidium are weeds in Newfoundland too! Here is what happens when you plant a pot of seedlings...no one told me my seeds were from mixed colours!
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1800 mm precipitation per year
No slugs, Todd? Do you get good seeds when you have different clones?
I have shares in slug control! and yes, seed set is prolific but you have to wait 3-4 years until you know what colour you'll end up getting.