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Hoy
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I have always been fascinated by liverworts ever since I was a little child and my mom and dad took me and my sister out in the woods to find and pick the very first "blueflowers" in the spring. Sometimes we found a red or a white one and that was very exiting. But I never realized all the different colors "blueflowers" can have! Now I really wont to establish a population of different colors in my garden :o
I would like to try H americana as well!

No Hepatica blooming here yet so these are from last spring at my cabin! (Wild population)

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

AmyO
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Trond, yours have such a nice rich color. Especially the pink one! I haven't found any that saturated yet, but I'm still hoping and tramping through the woods around here. I'm going to hopefully get out at the right time and collect some seed this year.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Hoy
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AmyO wrote:

Trond, yours have such a nice rich color. Especially the pink one! I haven't found any that saturated yet, but I'm still hoping and tramping through the woods around here. I'm going to hopefully get out at the right time and collect some seed this year.

AmyO
The red one is a member of a population that consists of almost 30% reds and a few whites. I can try to collect some seed if I hit the right time and if you are interested we can swap!

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

AmyO
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Oh yes Trond, I would love to! And thanks! ;D

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Lori S.
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Absolutely amazing hepaticas, Michael!  The flower forms and colours are incredible!

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

cohan
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Nice to see the wild forms! This is one of the woodlanders I feel cheated by--they just didn't make it this far west or north, or something! Wild, that is... cultivated I'm working on.. sowed some seed in 09 that I saw no sign of last year... maybe this spring? Hoping to try more, esp from wild seed...

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

AmyO
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I've just come from visiting Plant Delights Nursery during their open house and what a time that was! I of course came away with a cart load of treasures, but no Hepatica. I did get this pic of one and it was lovely!

AmyO
Brunswick, GA (temporarily)

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Mark McD
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Nice one Amy, the simple purity of the white starry bloom hold their own, even among the more flamboyant cultivars.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Here are some magnificent examples from the beautiful Rundle Wood gardens (a private garden which is also the display garden for an excellent small alpine and perennial nursery) from the first CRAGS open garden, last weekend:
     

I was surprised to find how late spring is here, even in the "tropical south" parts of the city!  (I live in the high, northwest hinterlands.  ;D)

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

Boland
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Wow!  No problems with hepatica in calgary!  My acutiloba have died (or crowded) out.  The two nobilis I got at the WWSW will have to be treated with more respect!

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

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