Re: Ribes

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cohan
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This is a Ribes which appeared in a bed which has some spring flowers, Potentilla nepalensis etc.. I presume its a native sown by birds, though I have no idea which, and I can't totally rule out a seed having come in with some nursery plant... especially until it flowers-- maybe next season, since it was growing like crazy this past year (I'll have to move it....) Note the great colour, which I don't think lasted-- have to see if it appeared in later photos of the other plants...

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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Cohan, the non-uniformity of coloring (in more than one way) makes a genetic causation suspect, at least to me.  And it looks like new leaves are green and then turning color? (Although that could be possible.)  Certainly something to watch...

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

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RickR wrote:

Cohan, the non-uniformity of coloring (in more than one way) makes a genetic causation suspect, at least to me.  And it looks like new leaves are green and then turning color? (Although that could be possible.)  Certainly something to watch...

I'll see what it does this spring, but I expect its just cold weather colour (common in many many plants here)-- this was early/mid May and that is a time with still regular frosts and occasional snow here.. the new leaf could be all green because it has come out in warmer weather than the first leaves of the year

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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Are you sure it is a Ribes? I agree it can be but I think I spot a very winged petiole - or is it just the angle of sight?

Trond
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Hoy wrote:

Are you sure it is a Ribes? I agree it can be but I think I spot a very winged petiole - or is it just the angle of sight?

That "petiole" is an iris leaf.  Follow it back to its origin, and I think you will agree.
The only real ribes petioles in the photo are at the upper and lower far left.

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

Hoy
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RickR wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Are you sure it is a Ribes? I agree it can be but I think I spot a very winged petiole - or is it just the angle of sight?

That "petiole" is an iris leaf.  Follow it back to its origin, and I think you will agree.
The only real ribes petioles in the photo are at the upper and lower far left.

OK, Rick, I have to admit you are right! I need to polish my spectacles a little better 8)

Trond
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Hoy wrote:

Are you sure it is a Ribes? I agree it can be but I think I spot a very winged petiole - or is it just the angle of sight?

I see that's all sorted out already :)
BTW those Irises have not done that well in that spot, Scillas just okay, but Pulsatilla vulgaris and Muscari (latifolium? forget, local purchase) have done very well.... may be too wet in spring for the first two

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

Tim Ingram
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I grow Ribes speciosum (really striking plant, but hard to control!), but does anyone know or grow R. menziesii? This is listed in Bob Brown's (Cotswald Garden Flowers) latest list and sounds very interesting.

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.
 

Hoy
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Tim wrote:

I grow Ribes speciosum (really striking plant, but hard to control!), but does anyone know or grow R. menziesii? This is listed in Bob Brown's (Cotswald Garden Flowers) latest list and sounds very interesting.

Tim, sorry but I don't grow menziesii.
Does speciosum set seed? Or is it possible to ask for cuttings?

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

Tim Ingram
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Trond - I've never seen seed on my plant. Cuttings don't seem all that easy to root but you are welcome to material if you wish. It has self layered a little and perhaps I should do this artificially - it's certainly worth it for those remarkable flowers.

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.
 

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