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cohan
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;)Calanthes are very sweet!
So's blue Cory :)

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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The lateflowering Scilla lilio-hyacinthus has started its show in the woodland. Very shade tolerant (notice the broad leaves) and moderately expanding by bulbs and seed.

Also blooming now is the latest of the Anemone nemorosa types I have, seedlings of some blue popping up many places in the garden and woodland. They are among the biggest of the kind too.

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

Lori S.
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Very nice, Trond and Wim! 
I think I'd need a constant drip irrigation system to keep the blue corydalis happy here - I've seen them do reasonably well in gardens where they are watered daily (a notion that shocks me!)  For me, they come back but dwindle from year to year, and my guess is it's way too dry, though I don't think hardiness seems to be a problem (have only tried the more commonly-available ones).

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

Boland
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I cannot grow the blue corydalis either...and dryness is not a problem here.  Can't figure out what the issue is  ???

Pulmonaria montana blooming at the moment, along with Helleborus orientalis and first Corydalis solida.

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

cohan
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Trond, the wide leaves on the Scilla are very nice, as are the pale Anemones..
Lori, I'm with you on the watering!  I think perennial beds should rarely if ever need watering once established! Though it might be easy for me to say, since parts of my property are not very dry generally--really depends on the year, though! Things are pretty soggy currently, with snow still to melt in places..

Todd--the Pulmonaria is a really nice colour, and nice change to typical spring colours..

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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Skulski wrote:

Very nice, Trond and Wim! 
I think I'd need a constant drip irrigation system to keep the blue corydalis happy here - I've seen them do reasonably well in gardens where they are watered daily (a notion that shocks me!)  For me, they come back but dwindle from year to year, and my guess is it's way too dry, though I don't think hardiness seems to be a problem (have only tried the more commonly-available ones).

The blue corydalis I show here is a species with corms and it is ephemeral, although not as shortflowering as the solida types. It also tolerates relatively dry summers. The other kinds of blue corydalis have rhizomes and need moist soil. They are much later flowering too.

I can't remember the name of it but probably did I buy it from Janis Ruksans.

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

Boland
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Bergenia ciliata is starting...it will bloom for a good 6 weeks.

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

RickR
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Trond, Corydalis turczaninovii is tuberous, I think.  Could that be it?

Very nice, indeed.  Wouldn't mind any seed of that, if it makes any...

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

Boland
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Rick, for some reason my B. ciliata never sets seed  ???  I've had many requests over the years.  I've never heard of a pulsatilla that won't set seed yet my P. flavescens doesn't...I have a strange garden!

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

WimB
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Todd and Lori,

did you ever try Corydalis x 'Craigton Blue' from Ian Young? It grows very easily in almost any condition (I grow it in the shade but I've seen it grown in full sun too). Or do you want to grow a pure species blue one?

Todd, love the reddish Pulmonaria. A very nice color.

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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