amazing Apiaceae (the umbellifers)

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Lori S.
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Nice, Tim. 

Here's Eryngium alpinum in bud:

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

Tim Ingram
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I'm very envious Lori because I've never been able to grow alpinum very well and you really don't see it in gardens so much. Those bracts are wonderfully dissected and quite soft compared to most eryngos.

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.
 

RickR
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I liked the foliage of Eryngium bourgatii better than the flowers when I grew it.  Doesn't seem to be very zone 4 winter hardy.  They only lasted two or three seasons from seed.

       

Eryngium amethystinum has flowers nearing full size, but haven't turned color yet.

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

Lori S.
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I've had something I've been referring to as Eryngium x zabellii for many years now... I'm sort of wondering if it may not be E. bourgatii - I'll have to pay closer attention to it this year.
Love that Bupleurum longifolium, Trond!
It's disappointing that a couple of Angelica sp. used to generally be available as potted plants around here but not so for the last few years.  I was hoping to find one at a nursery to fill some of the big gaps left by shrub removal.
Tim, your mention of Selinum reminds me that I did grow Selinum tenuifolium for a few years; it never did bloom, oddly enough, but I did enjoy the foliage.  I must try these again.
Interesting thread... I'm realizing that many plants that I would not have suspected to be, are actually umbellifers!

Astrantia major:

Astrantia carniolica 'Rubra'... or so it is supposed to be - I was just reading recently that this is supposed to be a dwarf astrantia, and my plants certainly are not!

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

Barstow
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Tim: I remember being struck by Selinum wallichianum the first time I saw it in the botanical garden in Århus, Denmark, but it hasn't found a permanent place in my garden as it isn't edible enough.  ;)

Heracleums are so common that we tend to ignore them, but they are attractive plants if we care to look!  I've also grown Heracleum sphondylium "Hoggin' the Limelight", a yellow leaved form, but it died on me. I'd also like to get hold of Heracleum maximum "Washington Limes".

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Barstow
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Angelica sylvestris "Vicar's Mead" and Angelica atropurpurea.

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Hoy
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Stephen,
does Vicar's Mead come true from seed and stay pink? I have often noticed pink coloration on newly emerged umbels but they always fade to white.

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

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I didnt realise Astrantias and Eryngiums were umbellifers- interesting! Still love the purple Angelicas- and quite lovely foliage on the Selinums as well...

One of my favourite of the natives is the very delicate Cicuta bulbifera -bulbous water hemlock.. I thought perhaps it was inappropriate to cultivate it, but then as long as I'm not mixing it with water parsnips, I don't see an issue  ;D - I don't think twice about growing other poisonous plants such as Zigadenus.. Maybe I will collect some bulbils this 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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Hoy wrote:

Stephen,
does Vicar's Mead come true from seed and stay pink? I have often noticed pink coloration on newly emerged umbels but they always fade to white.

I've only gown it once (from NARGS seed). As far as I remember it remained pink throughout and also seemed to be a lower more compact plant than the wild plant, one of which is seen below. I think the reason I didn't grow it again is that the seed didn't mature - I had the plant on the north side of my house - it might have benefitted from a sunnier location.

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Barstow
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Angelica gigas is another garden worthy Angelica, but I've lost this one too as it didn't produce seed last summer...

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

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