late season interest?

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RickR
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The structure of the flower itself is certainly unusual, too, and in several ways. 

Even the leaves look interesting!

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

cohan
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Cool plant! Though surely the end of may is not late season? Heavens, just getting started here  ;D

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

Michael J Campbell
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Here is another pic with the flower opened

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Lori S.
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cohan wrote:

Cool plant! Though surely the end of may is not late season? Heavens, just getting started here  ;D

I doubt it survives year-round in zone 3, either.   ;D ;D

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

Hoy
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A very special one, Michael! From Chileflora?

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

Michael J Campbell
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No not Chileflora, I got it from  Gerd Stoop in  Germany.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

RickR
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Goodness, I thought it was already open...

Now it's even cooler!  8) 8)

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

cohan
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RickR wrote:

Goodness, I thought it was already open...

Now it's even cooler!  8) 8)

Oh, so did I - nice development on this :)

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

Hoy
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Chileflora lists several species, none as showy as yours though Michael but some seem to be quite hardy.
http://www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/FloraEnglish/ESeeds.htm?G_CAT=CT3...

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

Tim Ingram
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Tricyrtis is a genus I don't know much about, but they can be really valuable late flowers in the garden - I have seen them late into October at Wakehurst Place in Sussex. This is one I couldn't resist from a local Garden Centre - extraordinary flowers, rivalling those of Michael's Loasa. I wonder about the name because the picture tag along with the plant showed something completely different! There are species and hybrids with purple spotted and blueish flowers, but I've never come across one like this. We will collect seed and take plenty of stem cuttings next year.

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.
 

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