Miscellaneous Woodlanders

372 posts / 0 new
Last post
Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Wim, I can't wait to see the Primula maximowiczii!  Not meaning to spoil the coming surprise, but a true red primula - wow!  I grew it for a couple (or 3?) years and then, poof, it was gone... and I had not saved seed for myself (donated it all, foolishly  :rolleyes:).
Scoliopus is interesting.  I wonder how hardy it is?  Is it difficult from seed?

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

AmyO
AmyO's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-06

Quote:

I wonder how hardy it is?  Is it difficult from seed?

Lori, It must be quite hardy...I bought a P. maximowiczii from Cady's Falls Nursery in Morrisville, VT a couple years ago, a zone 4 nursery. But it never made it through the first summer...too hot I think. I've got seed of it from the Primrose society seed-ex and I'm going to try again. I would also like to know of any germinating tips for it.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

cohan
cohan's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2011-02-03

Skulski wrote:

Yes, another "zone 6" plant...  :rolleyes:

I should mention... it spreads around a bit too loosely to be as attractive as Mark's photo of the Chloranthus, but I kind of like it.

one to watch for seed of, then :) loose is ok, best intermingled with something else, then, I guess..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

P. maximowiczii lasted here for 2-3 years, so seemingly pretty hardy, though I cannot claim it was long-lived!  Flora of China says it's a perennial.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200017319
I bought my plant, as you did, and have not yet tried it from seed.

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

cohan
cohan's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2011-02-03

The Scoliopus are very interesting! I've only seen them on SRGC, and somehow didn't have any accurate image in mind....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Wim, love seeing the two Scoliopus species; I find it fascinating how such North American treasures are more often grown in Europe than here.  And to see S. hallii, that's a double treat as it is much less commonly grown.  I first encountered Scoliopus in NARGS member's gardens in the greater Seattle Washington area, and was totally charmed by these little munchkins (with a terrible common name of Fetid Adder's Tongue).  Have not tried growing there here in New England, but they are most definitely on my list.  Wim, are the flowers bad smelling, to earn their name?
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SCOLI

google images:
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=gsisc&xhr=t&q=scoliopus&cp=7&bav=on.2,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=809

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

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

More than once have I considered Scoliopus but never acquired any. No I have to reconsider that!

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

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

That Scoliopus is a beaut.  Kinda has a funny distribution:
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8123&flora_id=1
Is that because of the mountain rain shadows?

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

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

RickR wrote:

That Scoliopus is a beaut.  Kinda has a funny distribution:
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8123&flora_id=1
Is that because of the mountain rain shadows?

It doesn't like neither California nor Washington ;)

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

WimB
WimB's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2011-01-31

Skulski wrote:

Wim, I can't wait to see the Primula maximowiczii!  Not meaning to spoil the coming surprise, but a true red primula - wow!  I grew it for a couple (or 3?) years and then, poof, it was gone... and I had not saved seed for myself (donated it all, foolishly  :rolleyes:).
Scoliopus is interesting.  I wonder how hardy it is?  Is it difficult from seed?

Hi Lori,

if I get some seed of P. maximowiczii this year I can send you some.

I have no idea how hardy Scoliopus is. And I have never sown them myself but I heard from some friends they are really easy from seed. For more info about Scoliopus sowing you can have a look here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2006/080606/log.html, http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2007/210607/log.html and http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2009Jun171245243874BULB_LOG__2409.pdf.

AmyO wrote:

Lori, It must be quite hardy...I bought a P. maximowiczii from Cady's Falls Nursery in Morrisville, VT a couple years ago, a zone 4 nursery. But it never made it through the first summer...too hot I think. I've got seed of it from the Primrose society seed-ex and I'm going to try again. I would also like to know of any germinating tips for it.

Amy,

I sowed P. maximowiczii as soon as I received the seeds (I got them in June of 2009). I think the seeds need to be sown as fresh as possible. I surface sowed them on some leafmould and they germinated very quickly. Just make sure they never dry out and they don't like direct sunlight

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Pages

Log in or register to post comments