Just three today.
Hepatica nobilis rubra plenaHepatica green typicalHepatica japonica pink.
Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
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Michael, among my favorite topics on SRGC, and now here on NARGS, are the Hepatica ones, serving up such an array of dazzling colors and flower forms (I love the semi-double types). And as diverse as the color palette is, one can still be surprised and amazed seeing pure reds, yellows, or even green ones, and whimsical variations of petalloid stamens. Thanks for showing these here; wish they were as accessible here from American nurseries as they are in Europe and Japan.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hepatica Japonica Kosino maboroshiHepatica Japonica HohobeniHepatica Japonica AnjyuHepatica Japonica TokiHepatica Japonica Shikouden
that Hepatica Japonica Kosino maboroshi :o :o
Wim BoensWingene Belgium zone 8a
;D ;D ;D
They're all :o :o :o !!!
When I was a kid, my family would spend most of our spring and summer weekends at our cabin in northern Minnesota. I was constantly exploring the rocks, hills, lakes, streams, swamps and bogs (I guess I should be saying fens). Although the hills were not that high, and swamps not that low, it was the most rugged country for many, many miles around. I briefly toyed with the idea of hybridizing Hepatica americana when I found a colony that tended toward five lobed leaves, while others had richly colored flowers with beautifully frosted picotees.
I'm glad I didn't embark on that! I would be left in the dust. But I do still grow, in my garden down here, descendants of transplants from our land up there. It's surprising how much dryness they can tolerate in the shade.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
I try to grow Hepaticas in my garden but it is difficult as some critter devour the plants. It is however no option to grow them in pots as I am away for long periods in summer.But when I see all the very gorgeous liverworts here I am tempted to try!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Oh Michael. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Your previous ones were lovely, but that last lot!! (where's the smiley for fainting!? ;D)
BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks you.
Paul T.Canberra, Australia.Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.
Just three today,thanks Karl. Hepatica Japonica Kuukai. Hepatica Japonica Purple nidan saki,Hepatica Japonica Tosen. sorry this one is a little out of focus.
Michael, I find all of these Hepatica to be supremely desirable. The "Purple nidan saki" one is an eye-catching beauty, a unique color. Can you tell us approximately how expensive it is to buy these plants. Do you import any plants from Japanese nurseries, or are most of them available in European nurseries? And, do you harvest and grow on your own seed to see what the hybrid progeny might be like? Thanks for continuing to feed our eyes and souls with such delights.