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Hoy
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I am looking forward to hear of the achievements of the crosses, Mark!

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

It is interesting to note (for those who haven't already) in Mark's photos, that because Jeffersonia seed is hypogeal germinating and establishes a root system before topgrowth, the first leaf to emerge is a true leaf, and not a cotyledon.  It make them especially cute.  :)

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

Lori S.
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Very interesting, Rick.  I would never have realized that!

The state of J. dubia in my yard... finally above ground!

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

Boland
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My J. dubia are in a race with yours Lori!  Mine look neck-in-neck to yours.  I purchased a diphylla this year but it was from BC so the flowers are lomng gone.  Still, I hope next year I can make a cross as you did Mark...I expect the hybrids would be lovely!

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

Gene Mirro
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Seed scrounger here.  Can anyone spare a few?

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Mark McD
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Gene wrote:

Seed scrounger here.  Can anyone spare a few?

Sure thing... post a reminder in about 1 month, seed of both species should be ready. :)

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

Lori S.
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Well, I missed the bloom on Jeffersonia dubia, among other things... This is all I got to see!  Oh well, there's always next year...  :rolleyes: 

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

Mark McD
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Skulski wrote:

Well, I missed the bloom on Jeffersonia dubia, among other things... This is all I got to see!  Oh well, there's always next year...  :rolleyes:

Lori, at least you have some good pods developing... collect the seed and sow around the base plant immediately after harvest, and next year you too could have a carpet of seedlings showing next spring!  My sown-in-place seedlings are growing fast, cute little babies by the hundreds, some could actually bloom next year.

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

Lori S.
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Wow, won't that be a show at your place!!I will definitely do that.

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

Mark McD
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Skulski wrote:

Wow, won't that be a show at your place!!I will definitely do that.

My ultimate plan is to replace a major portion of my lawn with Jeffersonia; a Jeffersonian landscape (with both species) ;D(and I'm not kidding!)

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

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