Epimedium 2012

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gerrit
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ErnieC123 wrote:

And an other question from me: Why do some Epimedium seem not to flower this year? (for example : E.grdfl. 'Red Beauty' , E.macrosepalum)

Your last question about flowering this year. I could asked the same question to you. Flowering on my E. this year is very irregular. I presume, due to the extreme weather conditions. !n March it was very hot. A Row of many days with temps of 20 degrees, so the plants developed stems with flowers to soon. After that a period with cold arrived a the development of flowers stopped.

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ErnieC123 wrote:

E.omeiense 'Stormcloud' (i like it so much)

E.stellulatum 'Wudang Star' (where is the difference to the long leave form??? is it a big difference?)

E.'William T Stearn

and two pictures of my mosted loved E.grandiflorum
'Freya' also called 'Nanum Violaceum'

Freya is a beautiful cultivar, you are definitely Wright. Deep purple flowers.
And William Stearn, a superb Epimedium.
About stellulatum 'Wudang Star'. The difference you can see in the 'long leaves' indeed.
Stormcloud, almost brown flowers. A rare colour. I like it very much as you do indeed.

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And weather is getting more worth next week for our Epimedium! Too hot for a long flower! I get disapointed now!

But i have forgoten E.wushanense nova

I like this one and enjoy it all day!

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ErnieC123 wrote:

And weather is getting more worth next week for our Epimedium! Too hot for a long flower! I get disapointed now!

But i have forgoten E.wushanense nova

I like this one and enjoy it all day!

I like them all! But if I should choose one, I would take E. fargesii! (Excuses to the others.)

I can't understand why Epimediums are so hard to get in Norway.

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

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First some comments, then some pictures  ;)

Mark,

I love your 'Bandit-hybrid', it's a lot better than 'Bandit' or 'Saturn'. (Btw Gerrit, 'Bandit' and 'Saturn' are quite easy over here, pics to follow, they aren't in flower yet!)
'Circe' is a superb cultivar. Daniëlle has it in her garden since last year...and it was to first one to catch my eye when I entered her nursery last week!

Gerrit,

I especially like your Japanese hybrids. 'Togen' and 'Ko Zakura' are stunning!

Ernie,

I love your E. acuminatum and 'Stormcloud'. I had never heard of E. grandiflorum 'Creeping Yellow' before...it looks to be a very pale yellow!
I've never seen a real Epimedium pallidum, all the one's I've ever seen, turned out to be E. x versicolor 'Sulphureum'. I hope you have the real one!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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And now some pics, as promised:

Epimedium 'Akebono'
Epimedium 'Beni-Kujaku'
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Akagi Zakura'
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Freya'
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Hagoromo'
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler'
Epimedium x youngianum 'Hana Guruma'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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Hello fellow epimedium fans; much has been posted, the epimediums are looking superb, much to respond to.  But I promised myself  on this fabulous crisp sunny day, I will tear myself away from the forum and the processing of hundreds of photos, to go work in the garden instead.  But before I head out to the garden, I wanted to take a moment to comment on an ID.

gerrit wrote:

#1 and #2.Epimedium stellulatum 'Long leaf form'
#3 and #4.Epimedium x youngianum 'Kozakura'

Gerrit, I believe there might be a mixup in the one labeled as E. x youngianum 'Kozakura'.  I believe the plant you show is actually E. x youngianum 'Beni-Kujaku'  (Wim shows a photo of this).  I am posting two photos of each variety to compare.  Kozakura is an odd one, with deciduous sepals and little open cups of pale lavender with the middle of each petal stained a deeper lavender-pink.  It's not very showy, more of a curiosity.  It's in flower now (photos taken today), whereas E. youngianum 'Beni-Kujaku' is one of the earliest to flower (well, at least here that's the case), fairly showy with lots of deep red-violet flowers, until the quick-to-appear second flush of leaves overtakes the flowers.

E. x youngianum 'Kozakura'

E. x youngianum 'Beni-Kujaku'

Love the E. stellulatum 'Long Leaf Form', I have put this one in my order to Garden Vision Epimediums; I currently have the regular form and it's a favorite.  More later :)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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Very nice, that 'Ko Zakura', Mark...maybe I should buy that one too!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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WimB wrote:

Very nice, that 'Ko Zakura', Mark...maybe I should buy that one too!

Wim, where does one find the correct syntax of a Japanese cultivar name?  Everywhere I have looked, including the RHS Plant Finder, the cultivar name is listed simply as 'Kozakura', I have not seen it as 'Ko Zakura'.  Is there a reference for how the cultivar was first described?  Googling, it seems that 'Kozakura' is a Japanese surname.  Just curious, as I'm a stickler for details :)
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantlist.asp?code=XPou+&name=Koen...

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

WimB wrote:

Very nice, that 'Ko Zakura', Mark...maybe I should buy that one too!

Wim, where does one find the correct syntax of a Japanese cultivar name?  Everywhere I have looked, including the RHS Plant Finder, the cultivar name is listed simply as 'Kozakura', I have not seen it as 'Ko Zakura'.  Is there a reference for how the cultivar was first described?  Googling, it seems that 'Kozakura' is a Japanese surname.  Just curious, as I'm a stickler for details :)
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantlist.asp?code=XPou+&name=Koen...

I always separate the words according to their meaning: Ko = Child; Zakura or Sakura = Cherry Blossom....I'm not sure if that is how it should be separated, but that's how my Japanese friends showed me the meaning of cultivar names when I was writing my article on Japanese Adonis.

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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