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Longma
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Thanks Mark. We know that this will be the first of many,  :rolleyes:

We have three others but no sign of flowering, and I suppose its getting late now isn't it? Something for next year?

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

RickR
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My first epimedium was E. x rubrum.  It still amazes me with its tenacity in the driest, shady places.  You've got a start with a much nicer one, Ron.

Epimedium davidii with some spent petals strewn about.  There are some impatiens seedlings among, and anyone care to guess what the other plant is?
   

Epimedium lishihchenii
   

This one came from Chen Yi many years ago.  For several years it barely survived, but it is now finally taking hold.  She labeled it as E. platypetalum.  New foliage is sometimes mottled, but quickly fades.  The plant is very small, like Niveum, but the flowers are larger.  Any ID ideas?
       

       

Epimedium stellulatum 'Wudang Star'
   

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

gerrit
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Rick, my guess is Epimedium pauciflorum. In my garden running and running and running but no flowers.

http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/epimedium/epimediumpauciflorum/spec...

But many of Chen Yi's plants are misnamed, so I'm not surprised. She also named many of her species as
'species 1' or 'species 9'.

My first Epimedium was also x rubrum. A very good  one to start with. I'm still fond of it.

Mark McD
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Oh, that was eerie, here I am up late in California, traveling for work, just typed in my ID to Rick's Chen Yi white epimedium, hit Post, and it said another message was just posted, and when I look at your message Gerrit, we say pretty much the same thing!

Here's what I had written:
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RickR wrote:

This one came from Chen Yi many years ago.  For several years it barely survived, but it is now finally taking hold.  She labeled it as E. platypetalum.  New foliage is sometimes mottled, but quickly fades.  The plant is very small, like Niveum, but the flowers are larger.  Any ID ideas?

The Chen Yi white epimedium is a close fit for E. pauciflorum, definitely not the yellow-flowered spurless E. platypetalum.  If it truly is E. pauciflorum, be aware that is a spreading species.

Epimedium x rubrum was my first Epimedium too, and a good one it is.

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

Oh, that was eerie....

HaHa!  Well there certainly is a paucity of flowers.  I had already notice the possible non-clumping nature of the plant, but it's still too small for me to make any judgements on my own.    Great minds think alike.... Thanks for the info, guys!

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

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Longma wrote:

Thanks Mark. We know that this will be the first of many,  :rolleyes:

We have three others but no sign of flowering, and I suppose its getting late now isn't it? Something for next year?

We have found that new Epis take a year to settle to flower here in Aberdeen, so perhaps they'll do the same for you.

M

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Longma
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IMYoung wrote:

Longma wrote:

Thanks Mark. We know that this will be the first of many,  :rolleyes:

We have three others but no sign of flowering, and I suppose its getting late now isn't it? Something for next year?

We have found that new Epis take a year to settle to flower here in Aberdeen, so perhaps they'll do the same for you.

M

We're hoping that will hold good for the East Coast here also Maggi. So many beautiful Epimedium. Thanks for the information  :)

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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Several years ago I bought this Epimedium. I planted it in a corner of my garden underneath a big conifer.
The years following, the plant suffered from neglection and drought. Eventually there was almost nothing left of it and I said to myself: Whether you rescue him or he'll die. And probably you'll never get a new one. So I replanted him to a better place. And today he rewarded me with new leaves and some flowers.

Epimedium shuichengense. Very mottled leaves, Davidii like inflorescence with long spurs and  curious crumpled sepals. From American origin: Cc 030175. But obviously never seen in this pages.

Longma
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That is a very beautiful species Gerrit,  :o. You must be so pleased you decided to save it,  8)

This nursery site has some great pictures of Epimedium. In the picture gallery are a number of plants which may be 'new species'?

http://www.koenvanpoucke.be/english/index.asp

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Mark McD
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Wow Gerrit, that's a unique one. The "Cc" number indicates it is from Garden Vision, but I don't think it was ever offered in their catalog.  How big is the flower, measuring from spur-tip across to the opposite spur-tip?

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

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