Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis

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cohan
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Lis wrote:

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!

Those rootlets are dried! Wouldn't grow too well.

I can send you lots of seeds of the 16-petal form if you like, Cohan. They are ephemeral so I would put them in a baggie with some damp vermiculite and since you are in Canada like me I could easily then mail them to you. Send me an email off list with your address if you'd like some. They are ripe pretty soon after the flowers fade, maybe end of May this year. The seeds germinate easily - just pop them in a pot, keep it slightly damp all summer and leave it out over winter and in the spring you'll have a good crop. They'll bloom the next summer.

OH! The rootlets they are selling for direct herbal use, not growing? I never caught that!! I know they sell dried herbs of many plants, but those they sell rootlets of, I just assumed it was propagation material...I'd be happy for seed of any forms (except the flore pleno type, they just don't seem to belong in the woodland, maybe in some more formal kind of bed....though clearly, that's just me  ;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/

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With once again unseasonably warm weather (80 F today, then for Boston Marathon day tomorrow predicted high is 90 F or 32 C) flowers are popping open speadily.  With my clump of Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex', the flowers are wide open and beautiful.  From an overhead view you can see on the left some shoots that are coming up later and with smaller flowers.  Not sure if it represents a different clone or just younger rhizomes.

The flowers of the smaller, later-sprouting ones, actually show a pink tinge on the inside, not just the outside, but not perceptible in the photo.

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

kalle-k.dk
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Beautiful plants and a great selections Aaron.

I grow four sanguineum; species canadensis and tree cultivars 'Roseum' - 'Star' and 'Multiplex' and they grow well in a woodland area here in Denmark.

Karl Kristensen Denmark. www.kalle-k.dk

dirtgently
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kalle-k.dk wrote:

I grow four sanguineum; species canadensis and tree cultivars 'Roseum' - 'Star' and 'Multiplex' and they grow well in a woodland area here in Denmark.

I've never seen the Roseum form before. I'd be grateful for any pictures.

Mark McD
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Hello dirtgently, welcome to the NARGS Forum.  There is a small gallery with some excellent photos of the pink form of bloodroot at John Lonsdale's Edgewood Gardens website:http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/Plants_album/The%20Plants%20-%20%20Complete%20Collection/Papaveraceae/Sanguinaria/index4.html

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

Tim Ingram
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Those really look as though they hold their pink colour well after opening. The form I have grown has quite strong pink buds but opens almost pure white. I had no idea there was so much variation in this plant - fascinating to see.

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.  

Zonedenial
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When they are just opening, I don't think there is a more elegant flower in the garden than S. canadensis multiplex:

Don Bolin  Zone 5a in eastern Iowa, USA (corn country).

Mark McD
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Don, I certainly agree, the flowers are elegant, albeit, somewhat briefly presented, particularly if receiving warm weather.  Mine went over quickly once some unusually warm weather arrived, in the mid 80s F.  I'm amazed at just how quickly the leaves enlarge, rather pretty leaves I think, large textured fans.  In the photo, the flowers just shattered their petals.

Lis, I have not heard of the 'Don Armstrong' selection, so I visited the Wrightman Alpines page, where the variety is descibed, but no photo.  In fact, could not find a photo of it on the web.  So please do post a photo next week!

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

Mark McD
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Lis wrote:

OK, I've tried three times now to post a picture of S. canadensis 'Don Armstrong'. It doesn't show in the preview, and the post gets a database error. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?????

Occasionally people have reported experiencing latency or slowness on the forum, particulatly lately, I have experienced this too, where it often takes more than one attempt to successfully upload photos, and we get the "datebase error" message.  Some things to check and some tips:

Make sure your photo is resized to be under 500 kb in file size. 

Resize photos to be approximately a maximum of 760 pixels wide x 580 tall x 72 dpi.

Draft your message in a simple text editor (such as Notepad for Windows users), then paste into a forum message.

Or, if you prefer to draft the message right in a forum edit window (as I do), before attempting to attach any photos, do the following:      1.  Copy your completed drafted message to the Windows clipboard (highlight whole message, the Ctrl-C)      2.  Use the "back button" on your browser top go back to the view of the topic, leaving the edit window mode behind.      3.  Then repeat hitting the "Reply" button or the "Quote" button to restart the edit window for your new message.      4.  Paste in the drafted message from the Windows clipboard (Ctrl-V) or from your text editor such as Notepad.      5.  Then go to additional options and select your photos to attach.          (Note:  the "preview" mode in NARGS Forum editor window does not show photos, it only displays your text)      6.  Uncheck "return to this topic, not sure why, but it helps with avoiding the database error message.  Then click Post.

What I have found, is that if a certain amount of time elapses while drafting a message, and then one attempts to attach photos, the database error happens more often.  So, the procedure above helps to minimize the elapsed time of being in the edit window, and makes posting photos more successful.  There is a topic over on the SRGC Forum where they experience the same problem sometimes; NARGS and SRGC are using the same forum software, thus we experience similar problems.

I hope that helps.

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

Lori S.
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Lis, here's another way around the problem... if you get the message that your entry can't be posted, copy all text from it, then go back one step on the browser by pressing the back arrow key.  Then press "Reply" again in the thread you are intending to respond to, paste in your copied text, reattach your photos, and press "Post".  It always works the second time, for whatever reason.

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

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