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Hoy
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McDonough wrote:

I've been known to snip off the 7-8' stalks in late autumn when the dry seed follicles split to shed seed, and take these great seed wands and do a ritualistic thrashing dance in the woodland, to promote and assist their self-sowing.

I can imagine that ;D Who is the drummer?

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

Tim Ingram
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We visited a wonderful small specialist nursery on Wednesday - Beeches Nursery near Saffron Waldon, just north of London. They grow an especially fine range of woodland plants - I picked up a nice Trillium simile with two noses, Scopolia carniolica 'Brevifolia', which I know by name but have never grown, and this blue form of Helionopsis orientalis from Korea. There were also some lusty plants of Ypsilandra tibetica. Nice trip on what has been one of the coldest days this spring, with blistering winds. Another plant in one of the tunnels was Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'. Does anyone know this plant? Very good foliage.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

cohan
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Looks like some nice choices, Tim! I've only seen Helionopsis and Ypsilandra on these fora, but like them a lot.. I have seed outside currently of Scopolia from Gardens North, don't think its 'Brevifolia' but I found it quite interesting looking..

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

Hoy
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Ah! The blue Heloniopsis orientalis looks awesome! I have some forms of Heloniopsis and Ypsilandra but I am very afraid they are damaged in this cold dry weather we have.
I would love to visit that nursery!

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

Whyer
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I have always had a liking for Heloniopsis and Ypsilandra, and grow and flower them both, but most of my friends can't see the attraction. They do seem to have an inherent scruffyness mostly because of slugs and snails for me. Do they grow better elsewhere? Must try and get the blue form of Heloniopsis.
Kirengeshoma grows well in the RHS garden at Rosemoor, at the top of the gulley to the Lady Anne garden. Not exactly head height but several feet wide from memory.

Brian

Mark McD
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I too would like to get hold of Ypsilandra and Heloniopsis, particularly the blue form of the latter, even with the "inherent scruffyness" of the foliage; I agree the foliage does have a certain unkempt look. Has anyone grown these little known treasures in New England?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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AmyO
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McDonough wrote:

I too would like to get hold of Ypsilandra and Heloniopsis, particularly the blue form of the latter, even with the "inherent scruffyness" of the foliage; I agree the foliage does have a certain unkempt look. Has anyone grown these little known treasures in New England?

I did pick up a Ypsilandra last spring at the Bloedel Reserve Spring Plant Sale on Bainbridge Island, WA. It has been planted under a Hepticodium facing west in good composty soil. We'll see how tough that little bugger is in a few weeks!  ???

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Mark McD
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AmyO wrote:

I did pick up a Ypsilandra last spring at the Bloedel Reserve Spring Plant Sale on Bainbridge Island, WA. It has been planted under a Hepticodium facing west in good composty soil. We'll see how tough that little bugger is in a few weeks!  ???

Amy, keep us posted of its progress; if it'll grow for you, it should be doable for me. And I have a Heptacodium tree that need underplanting too :)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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I'll tell you how my plants have survived the arctic winter we have had - if we ever get a proper spring!

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

AmyO
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Hoy wrote:

I'll tell you how my plants have survived the arctic winter we have had - if we ever get a proper spring!

I know!!! We are expecting a dump of snow tomorrow!! 12-18" is forecast!  :o When oh when will I get to see some snowdrops at least?!? :-[

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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