Schefflera delavayi (well, "ok its not really a rock garden plant")

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cohan
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Skulski wrote:

Various Hedera ivies are sold as "annual" basket plants here... providing a cheap and easy way to try a hardiness experiment with little investment of effort.   (Having said that, thank heavens they not generally hardy here as they can be horribly invasive pests in warmer climates, e.g.  Canada's West Coast.)

Although the forms I have seen sold this way do not look likely to be the hardiest types. This is the one I had in mind:
http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/396.pdf
apparently originally from Riga--I think Latvia is generally something like z5..

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

Lori S.
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Here you go.  At this source for "classy" groundcovers, you can get enough for a really good hardiness test (50) at only $0.87/plant!   ;D ;D

http://classygroundcovers.com/item--Hedera-helix-'Baltica'-%7B50-Bare-Ro...

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

cohan
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I did see that link too, and was going to send it at first, then decided the Arnoldia was more informative-- I didn't even think to see what Classy was selling them for...lol

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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