Syneilesis

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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

RickR wrote:

This is the fifth season planted in the garden for Syneilesis aconitifolia.  I am certainly not complaining, but had expected it to wander more and take up more real estate.  To my delight, it is staying quite compact!  Does it just need more time?

Looks wonderful, Rick.  Plant Delights says "spreading slowly", "2 feet wide in 5-7 years".

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Lori wrote:

Looks wonderful, Rick.  Plant Delights says "spreading slowly", "2 feet wide in 5-7 years".

Oh gee.... I just assumed it spread like Mark's from the get go:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=252.msg16721#msg16721

Mark, yes I have the white and pink flowering forms of S. aconitifolia.  Last year, the seed heads looked so promising (I only let the pink ones form), but every "seed" was empty.  I know I had saved some anyway to plant, but darned if I can find them. ???  Now that I know (maybe) that they seem to be self infertile, I'll make a point to cross pollinate the seedlings I have.  Flower stems are already forming on the one pictured above (a pink flowering one).

I finally planted Syneilesis intermedia in the garden last week.

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

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Rick, are your Syneilesis plants getting ready to flower? Mine are, and I just noticed that the buds are indeed tipped pink on the outside, although the flowers will be white.

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Mine aren't quite that far along, althiugh it is really surprising how close in development they are to yours, considering they are on the the north side of my house and only a foot (approx) outside the roof eve.  Initially, our spring here in zone 4 Minnesota was a full month late, but we have almost caught up to a normal season already.  This is another weird season for us, and many species are blooming out of their normal comparative sequence.  This is the pink form of Syneilesis aconitifolia, pic taken tonight.

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

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