Dodecatheon 2010

Submitted by HeLP on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 19:15



Submitted by HeLP on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 19:19

Snowed all day Sunday, high winds for two days straight, but woodlanders don't care.

Dodecatheon pulchellum

Moderator note:  I have merged the separate message about D. pulchellum into the "Dodecatheon 2010" topic.  Mark McD :D

Submitted by Hoy on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 00:00

This selection is new to me - seems to be a fine plant.

Submitted by Hoy on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 00:05

Ah - the picture reminds me - I had this plant once but when I think about it, I haven't seen it for some time. Must have disappeared.

Submitted by Mark McD on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 05:36

Curious about the cultivar name, I googled.  Found many links pointing towards Jelitto Seeds.  Here's what is said about this culitvar from Ellen Hornig's Seneca Hill Nursery: 

"Zone 4 ~ Height: to 30cm/1ft ~ Sun, moist soil
For years we have sold this as Dodecatheon jeffrey 'Rotlicht', that being what our original source, Jelitto Seeds, calls it. However, now that we've grown wild-collected D. jeffreyi we do not see how this can be the same species. Wildflower expert Bill Cullina thinks it's a form of D. hendersonii. Whatever it is, it's easy to grow, persistent, and free-blooming. Flower colors range from deep pink to the occasional incandescent deep magenta - none of those washed-out lilac pinks in this selection!"

Also found this link with a photo, with the cultivar name translated to Dodecatheon jeffreyi 'Red Light':

Submitted by Boland on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 06:51

Great colour on that selection....only jeffreyi I've grown have been white.  Our Dodecatheon are not even showing buds yet!