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Hoy
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The snowdrops and snowflakes are showing but barely and many weeks late.
Galanthus 'Wendy's Gold' and Leucojum vernum

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

Tim Ingram
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Probably the best place for the Helionopsis and Ypsilandra would be in a good shady trough in peaty/sandy soil. In pots they are vulnerable to vine weevil grubs. I think planted under Heptacodium they could get too dry and wouldn't have that loose woodsy soil that things like trilliums and such do so well in.

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.
 

AmyO
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Tim wrote:

Probably the best place for the Helionopsis and Ypsilandra would be in a good shady trough in peaty/sandy soil. In pots they are vulnerable to vine weevil grubs. I think planted under Heptacodium they could get too dry and wouldn't have that loose woodsy soil that things like trilliums and such do so well in.

Duly noted! I'll put on my spring list of things to move 2 Ypsilandra from the Heptacodium to the streamside garden.
Thanks for the info Dr. Tim!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Zonedenial
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Mark; Far Reaches Farm has Ypsilandra ($10), and Helionopsis (lavender-pink form; $18).

Don Bolin  Zone 5a in eastern Iowa, USA (corn country).

Mark McD
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Zonedenial wrote:

Mark; Far Reaches Farm has Ypsilandra ($10), and Helionopsis (lavender-pink form; $18).

Thanks Don, what a super fine nursery listing at Far Reaches Farm, innumerable temptations.  Ypsilandra and Heloniopsis are zone rated Z7 and Z6 respectively, both requiring moist soil.  Since I'm Z5 and have a dryish garden, I may wait to hear about Amy's results before purchasing.  Perhaps I should be like your namesake and tempt zone denial ;) and take a chance on them, but as I already have several plant orders expected this spring, I think I'll wait, at least for this year.  Good tip, many excellent plant selections there, certainly one to bookmark under one's favorites.

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

Zonedenial
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I have Ypsilandra ordered  this spring for my 5b garden... or as I sometimes call it, "The Graveyard".  ;D

Don Bolin  Zone 5a in eastern Iowa, USA (corn country).

Hoy
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At last - the Lysichitons have appeared! It is spring!! The yellow americanus do self seed a lot but I am happy! Among the  coming huge plants some bigleaved Chinese Chrysosplenium macrophyllum has flowered for weeks.
In the background you can see the winterburned native blueberry shrubs. No berries this summer!

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

cohan
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Looking good, Trond! These are both still on my list to try someday :)

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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I'll keep it in mind and try to harvest seeds at the right time!

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

cohan
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Thanks!
Has your spring weather finally developed more normally? We had a warm March, cold April, and first part of May very warm, now we are closer to normal, maybe some rain coming after a long dry period... If the pattern holds, June will be cold...lol

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

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