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Barstow
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Congratulations on the Clintonia, Trond. Never seen that species in Norway before!

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

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McDonough wrote:

Hoy wrote:

At last! Clintonia andrewsiana has opened its flowers ;D I have planted this elegant plant in my woodland where it now reahes 80cm tall with 3 flowering stems.

Fantastic Clintonia Trond, the best species for sure.  I have always wanted to grow this one; your post reminds me to put this higher up on my list.  How did you keep the slugs away ;)

Did you grow it from seed or purchased plants?

Thanks all ;D

Clintonia seems to be immune to slug attack! They are however hard to get hold of (here). I think I bought two small rhizomes from Paul Christian (rare plants) some years ago. When I find seeds offered I buy. They're late to germinate and seedlings grow slowly.

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

Lori S.
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Tiarella cordifolia; Viola canadensis; Arisaema triphyllum; Scopiola carniolica; Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart' covered by a flurry of chokecherry petals; Phlox stolonifera... and I spy the leaves of another couple of Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings in there!
       

 

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

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Lori, I have some seedlings to plant out sometime soon-- Tiarella-- from Kristl, maybe cordifolia? look similar, but have slight red markings on the leaves (not going out now to check the tags.. the mosquitoes are fierce these days), and A. triphylla... do either of these need anything special in siting? Extra moisture, extra room to spread, part day sun or all shade? (of course I can and will google, but just to get some first hand Alberta input...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/

Lori S.
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Cohan, neither gets any special care in my yard, no extra watering, zilch.  (Well, nothing else gets special care either.)  Full to part shade is fine.  The tiarella will eventually spread enough to form a nice bed after a few years - certainly not invasively.  
Re. the Arisaema.... well, mine have certainly never needed extra room...  ;D.  Rather more of a single specimen novelty (starting from 3-4 corms that I was kindly sent - one survived) even after a very, very long time... I've never had fertilized seeds on them.  Apparently, the flowers are dioecious and I only ever get one flower on a plant, and I only have one plant of a couple of species!  Has anyone else in this area grown them?

Perhaps you have one of the T. wherryi selections?

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

Lori S.
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Streptopus roseus:

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

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Skulski wrote:

Cohan, neither gets any special care in my yard, no extra watering, zilch.  (Well, nothing else gets special care either.)  Full to part shade is fine.  The tiarella will eventually spread enough to form a nice bed after a few years - certainly not invasively.  
Re. the Arisaema.... well, mine have certainly never needed extra room...  ;D.  Rather more of a single specimen novelty (starting from 3-4 corms that I was kindly sent - one survived) even after a very, very long time... I've never had fertilized seeds on them.  Apparently, the flowers are dioecious and I only ever get one flower on a plant, and I only have one plant of a couple of species!  Has anyone else in this area grown them?

Perhaps you have one of the T. wherryi selections?

Tks, Lori...
I forgot to check that tag on Tiarella again... I think its a species, I had in mind its a wild form, but its (a pot of seedlings) from seed from Gardens North, and she does have both wild and garden seed .. I'll just have to remember to look at the tag..lol
My Arisaema are also seedlings from wild Ontario seed from a trade, not sure how many are in the pot, several at least, maybe fewer now than what germinated last 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/

cohan
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I looked today, its Tiarella cordifolia and tag does not give a wild collected location, so it could be seed of garden forms, I'd have to ask Kristl if she remembers what she had that year.. here are the seedlings..

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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cohan wrote:

Lori, I have some seedlings to plant out sometime soon-- Tiarella-- from Kristl, maybe cordifolia? look similar, but have slight red markings on the leaves (not going out now to check the tags.. the mosquitoes are fierce these days), and A. triphylla... do either of these need anything special in siting? Extra moisture, extra room to spread, part day sun or all shade? (of course I can and will google, but just to get some first hand Alberta input...lol)

My Tiarella cordifolia plants, which are here naturally in great numbers, have a variety of red markings on the leaves. One clone has almost a complete red outline and another has red along the veins. I'm in the general area Kristl's seeds will have come from. They are easy, but I think a bit of shade is best. In full sun they get scruffy.

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

cohan
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Thanks, Lis! These plants are already a fave of mine with those gorgeous leaves-- hopefully some will show even more red over time.. flowers will just be a bonus :)
Some shade is good, since I don't have that much full sun space, anyway--but half day sun I have lots, and dappled to deeper shade... I'll probably separate them and try a few spots..

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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