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Boland
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Petasites albus is not as bad as some but it can be , shall we say, robust!

Rick, the foliage on your purpurascens tells me it is NOT purpurascens...seems much too finely cut.

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

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Oh, good to hear, Trond (re. Scopolia)!  Do you grow it?

Yes, Lori, I have some in my woodland. In shade they develop the leaves more before blooming than in sun. But i like the plants and they behave well!
Sorry, no pictures (yet - I am not at home this week).

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

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Todd wrote:

Rick, the foliage on your purpurascens tells me it is NOT purpurascens...seems much too finely cut.

Well then, does anyone have an idea of what it is?  It sure sets seed quickly.  And it is deciduous, Lori.  I bet it would do fine there.

(P.S. Todd: I 'd love some fresh seed of your very worth purpurascens.)

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

Hoy
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Rick, can it be H. torquatus? or a hybrid?

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

Boland
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Rick, I assumed mine was purpurascens since I bought it as such, but now pics I've seen are not as dark as mine, more a dusky greenish-purple and it should be deciduous!  So maybe yours is right after all!  Send me seed!  Mine may simply be an old variety of orientalis!  Mine is VERY evergreen.  If it sets seed (I don't recall it ever doing so) I'll save some.  Perhaps I'll cross it with one of the dark red ones at work.

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

Lori S.
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Veratrum viride, planted last year, from Fraser's Thimble Farms.  It will be interesting to see how, or whether, it withstands our dry conditions.  (I'm not sure why I am bothering to try to grow this, when I can see this beautiful native plant in all its splendour in the mountains here.    :-\)

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

RickR
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I've thought of that as a possibility....

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

Lori S.
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The delightfully furry emergence of Pulsatilla turczaninovii, from seed in 2008.  Rick, you must show us your plants, when they are in bloom this year!

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

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Skulski wrote:

Veratrum viride, planted last year, from Fraser's Thimble Farms.  It will be interesting to see how, or whether, it withstands our dry conditions.  (I'm not sure why I am bothering to try to grow this, when I can see this beautiful native plant in all its splendour in the mountains here.    :-\)

I know! I grow many plants in my garden although they grow wild near by. I try to find plants thriving in my garden regardless of they being wild ones or "tame" ones. Veratrums are splendid plants (and slugfood).

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

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My P. turczaninovii (purchased as bungeana) is barely showing a bud.  But I'm delighted to see my P. pratensis 'Nigricans', P. campanella amd P. patens 'Flavescens' all have buds this year!

here is the bud on P. pratensis

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

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