Epimedium 2013

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Toole
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Here's a couple of Epi .seedlings, from seed sown July 2013, I've just potted on .

Any info on how long until they will take until flowering?.

Epi 1 .Epimedium davidii dwarf form x grandiforum nanum freya .

Epi 2. Epimedium akane x acuminatum nightmistress x amanoqawa.

(Hopefully I have the names spelt correctly and in the right order.......indecision).

Cheers Dave.

 

 

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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Hi Dave, many epimediums will bloom the 2nd year from seed, but its the 3rd year before they really get going. Some of the Chinese species can be slower, such as your second one, E. x omiense 'Akane' x acuminatum 'Night Mistress' x 'Amanogawa', might be 3 years to first flowering, sounds like something exciting should come out of that cross, really good parents :-)

 

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

Hoy
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I have also some seedlings which germinated during the very mild period we had. I had to bring them inside when the weather got colder.

When is the best time to separate the seedlings?

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

Mark McD
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Trond, any time it's warm enough to plant out perennials is fine, including when they still might get frosted a bit if seedlings are hardened off outside, or if protected wait until frost-free conditions.

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

Toole
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Mark McD wrote:

Hi Dave, many epimediums will bloom the 2nd year from seed, but its the 3rd year before they really get going. Some of the Chinese species can be slower, such as your second one, E. x omiense 'Akane' x acuminatum 'Night Mistress' x 'Amanogawa', might be 3 years to first flowering, sounds like something exciting should come out of that cross, really good parents :-)

 

Thanks Mark for the info and name correction --3 years isn't a long wait at all.

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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