Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis

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cohan
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Lovely plants, though I prefer the singles, or maybe semi-doubles :) Pink would be cool!

I haven't got any yet, will have to watch for seed, I guess Kristl should have it.. I've noticed Richter's H erbs(Ontario) sells plants, not a bad price ...  Or, if you have more to spend, you can buy a bucketload of rootlets!

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:

Lovely plants, though I prefer the singles, or maybe semi-doubles :) Pink would be cool!

I haven't got any yet, will have to watch for seed, I guess Kristl should have it.. I've noticed Richter's H erbs(Ontario) sells plants, not a bad price ...  Or, if you have more to spend, you can buy a bucketload of rootlets!

Cohan, I agree (to your first statement in particular). As I have yhe common white and the multiplax-form, I will be at the lookout for pinks and semi-double forms ;) However, it is not easy to get a bucketload of anything to this country :(

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

cohan
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I can't afford the bucketload anyway-- I think they are expecting to sell those large amounts to  professional herbalists...

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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Here are a few of mine.

1 - doublecross -- from Illinois with two sets of petals always like this.2  - cutleaf -- my most dissected form from southern GA3 - pink and white -- note the purple coloration on the pink flowers leaves vs. the white.4 -- TN wild form5 -- dwarf -- label is 4 inches, Case mentions this in "Trillium." Mentioned above.6 -- same pink and white again7 -- one of my variegated, sadly gone like the other one I found as well

More from this year when I download all the spring images.

Aaron

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cohan wrote:

I can't afford the bucketload anyway-- I think they are expecting to sell those large amounts to  professional herbalists...

They spread a bit - you don't know anybody cleaning up in their garden?Was out today to take pictures of mine but they're all spent or damaged by slugs >:(

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

Hoy
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You have a nice selection, Aaron!

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cohan
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Trond, I don't really know any gardeners in my area growing many interesting things, so no one to beg divisions from...lol I won't be buying the rootlets at 100 for $200! but maybe a few plants- if you buy 3 or more, $4.70 each.... they have North American Hepatica and a Trillium or two, etc for similar prices-- among regular herbs, they have various natives which are used medicinally or for dying etc..

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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Hoy wrote:

cohan wrote:

I can't afford the bucketload anyway-- I think they are expecting to sell those large amounts to  professional herbalists...

They spread a bit - you don't know anybody cleaning up in their garden?

Getting rid of bucketsfull of bloodroot is not a common thing here either.  ;D

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

cohan
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I wonder how much of it Richters grows to be able to offer that much? Mind you, maybe those large orders are rare and far between...

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

Mark McD
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Aaron... wow, you more than met my expectations to show varying forms of bloodroot here, great diversity! :o  The cut-leaf form is so delicate, it's a real beauty, worthy of being named in my opinion. The dwarf form is another "must introduce"; I've seen forms of bloodroot grown in situations so much to their liking that the foliage grew as big as cabbages.  A refined dwarf form would surely become an essential rock garden entry.

The one dubbed "doublecross" illustrates a point cited in Flora of North America where they state "In some plants the petals are clearly differentiated into sets of two different sizes, but in others the differentiation is barely perceptible".  Looks like a fine find :D.  And again, in my opinion it is worthy of introduction, the name "Doublecross" is good.  When one sees all of the wonderful varying forms of Japanese plants being selected and named by avid Japanese gardeners (such as shown in the Syneilesis topic and certainly as with Hepatica), I am reminded about the unfortunate general disregard for native flora in North America, whereby innumerable wonderful variations worthy of selection and introduction mostly remain unnoticed and anonymous. So, the work that you do to illustrate and grow such variant forms is of such value.

The photo of the Tennessee form perfectly answers Lis' question about what's different about the Tennessee form, extra petals it is!

Aaron, when you find more of your Sanguinaria images, we will certainly love to see them.

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

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