Dodecatheon 2010

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harold peachey
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Dodecatheon 2010

D.'Rotlicht'

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Snowed all day Sunday, high winds for two days straight, but woodlanders don't care.

Dodecatheon pulchellum

Moderator note:  I have merged the separate message about D. pulchellum into the "Dodecatheon 2010" topic.  Mark McD :D

Harold Peachey
USDA Z5, Onondaga, NY US

RickR
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Like the twisting petals.

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

Hoy
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This selection is new to me - seems to be a fine plant.

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

Hoy
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Ah - the picture reminds me - I had this plant once but when I think about it, I haven't seen it for some time. Must have disappeared.

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

Mark McD
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Curious about the cultivar name, I googled.  Found many links pointing towards Jelitto Seeds.  Here's what is said about this culitvar from Ellen Hornig's Seneca Hill Nursery: 

"Zone 4 ~ Height: to 30cm/1ft ~ Sun, moist soil
For years we have sold this as Dodecatheon jeffrey 'Rotlicht', that being what our original source, Jelitto Seeds, calls it. However, now that we've grown wild-collected D. jeffreyi we do not see how this can be the same species. Wildflower expert Bill Cullina thinks it's a form of D. hendersonii. Whatever it is, it's easy to grow, persistent, and free-blooming. Flower colors range from deep pink to the occasional incandescent deep magenta - none of those washed-out lilac pinks in this selection!"

Also found this link with a photo, with the cultivar name translated to Dodecatheon jeffreyi 'Red Light':
http://www.scp.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.193.110

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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Great colour on that selection....only jeffreyi I've grown have been white.  Our Dodecatheon are not even showing buds yet!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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