Epimedium 2013

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Mark McD
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[quote=Toole]

Hello Gerrit

I've tried sending you a PM today however it won't go through and i get a message " has disabled private message receiving".

Cheers Dave.

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Dave, one item at the top of the list to be fixed here on this new version of NARGS Forum, is to get a direct link to one's pm InBox (most people can't even find their inbox here, a direct link is missing), and to enable some level of PM notification.  Hopefully this shortcoming will get straightened out by the web master.

 

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

Toole
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Thanks Mark for that info ,Gerrit has made contact.

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

Toole
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[quote=Toole]

As an aside here's a shot i took today of a very small 8 cm rhizome of E.versicolor i took off a small plant last month .........I wasn't too sure whether my timing was a bit late however it seems to have settled and new growth is evident.

Cheers Dave.

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7 months on after being kept in a cool and moist position,.success ! , the rhizome has come into full leaf .Such yummy leaves.kisssmiley

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Good news Dave! Yes, the leaves are irresistible little fringed hearts.

On the other side of the world, here's E. x versicolor 'Cupreum' (photo taken couple days ago) showing it's fall/winter foliage color.  The nights are routinely down to -7 C (19-20 F), but the semi-evergreen to true evergreen epimediums continue their presence.

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

Toole
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Here's a couple of Epi .seedlings, from seed sown July 2013, I've just potted on .

Any info on how long until they will take until flowering?.

Epi 1 .Epimedium davidii dwarf form x grandiforum nanum freya .

Epi 2. Epimedium akane x acuminatum nightmistress x amanoqawa.

(Hopefully I have the names spelt correctly and in the right order.......indecision).

Cheers Dave.

 

 

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Hi Dave, many epimediums will bloom the 2nd year from seed, but its the 3rd year before they really get going. Some of the Chinese species can be slower, such as your second one, E. x omiense 'Akane' x acuminatum 'Night Mistress' x 'Amanogawa', might be 3 years to first flowering, sounds like something exciting should come out of that cross, really good parents :-)

 

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

Hoy
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I have also some seedlings which germinated during the very mild period we had. I had to bring them inside when the weather got colder.

When is the best time to separate the seedlings?

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

Mark McD
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Trond, any time it's warm enough to plant out perennials is fine, including when they still might get frosted a bit if seedlings are hardened off outside, or if protected wait until frost-free conditions.

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

Toole
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[quote=Mark McD]

Hi Dave, many epimediums will bloom the 2nd year from seed, but its the 3rd year before they really get going. Some of the Chinese species can be slower, such as your second one, E. x omiense 'Akane' x acuminatum 'Night Mistress' x 'Amanogawa', might be 3 years to first flowering, sounds like something exciting should come out of that cross, really good parents :-)

 

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Thanks Mark for the info and name correction --3 years isn't a long wait at all.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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