More "Scoots".... err, "Scutes"?

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Lori S.
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More "Scoots".... err, "Scutes"?

Thanks for kicking this genus off with Scutellaria incana, Mark!

Here's one of my current faves which I believe is S. orientalis ssp. alpina (from the flower colour and leaf dentition, primarily).  It gets to about 15 cm tall here in regular soil.  The flowers are quite delicately coloured when fully extended; many of my photos give them a greenish cast (second photo)... weird camera effects, perhaps.

Mark McD
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Well, it's a beauty, as are all the S. orientalis forms.  I have a few coming along into their third year, hopefully to see some bloom in 2010.

By the way, your avatar is a trifle obscure, can't discern you from the rocks in the plateau.  At least with my avatar, you get a sense of scale as I'm climbing into one of my arborescent croci. ;D

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

RickR
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I've only grown one species so far - baicalensis.  Even with my abhorrent care, some bloomed the first year from seed.  By they way, you won't catch me calling members of this genus "scoots".  In my neck of the woods that is slang for a, ahem . . . temporary health malady.  ::)

It looks as though you've been swallowed by a snowdrop, Mark.  I guess that's one way to get a close, in depth look at bulbous material.
I assume you have a plan of escape already in the works. . .

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

Lori S.
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McDonough wrote:

By the way, your avatar is a trifle obscure, can't discern you from the rocks in the plateau.  At least with my avatar, you get a sense of scale as I'm climbing into one of my arborescent croci. ;D

What??  You can't discern me from the rocks?  I can't imagine how that happened.  Well, if it helps at all, I suppose I should just mention that I am frequently mistaken for Angelina Jolie... minus the tattoos (and Brad Pitt, come to think of it).

RickR wrote:

By they way, you won't catch me calling members of this genus "scoots".  In my neck of the woods that is slang for a, ahem . . . temporary health malady.  ::)

Rick, frankly, I have heard the term used to describe a sort of digestive inconvenience as well... but I thought, hey, being that I am but a stranger in a strange land on the alpines forum, I shall make every effort to try to speak the lingo!   ;D

Another nice one... Scutellaria alpina, and I believe this is the cultivar 'Romana'.  (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)

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

Boland
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I have not had great success with Scutellaria...most rot off over winter.  I did get three years from S. pontica so I am tempted to give this one another try.

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

Lori S.
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Wow, I definitely must find S. pontica!

I'm also very impressed by S. baicalensis and grew it last year.  Mine bloomed in the first year from seed too, as did S. resinosa, which is always gratifying.

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

Boland
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Mine died but the one at the BG was at least alive last fall.  If it survives I'll collect seed.  This one originally came as seed from Panayoti.

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

Lori S.
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A new, very tiny one from last year, Scutellaria indica var. parvifolia:

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

Lori S.
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I imagine Scutellaria must be satisfyingly-easy plants for many NARGS members in generally drier areas.   Yes?  No?  

Another Scutellaria alpina:

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

RickR
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I'm sure a couple few of us must, but I don't know of anyone in my Chapter that grows them.

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

Lori S.
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Here's a southern U.S. native, Scutellaria resinosa... rather a pathetic little example, given it's in its first bloom last year from seed.  
I'm sure some other members must have much better examples they could show us.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SCRE3

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

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