Family, Genus, Species


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Xerophyta and other Velloziaceae

Submitted by Tingley on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:18

I recently bought seed of Xerophyta viscosa to see how well it does for me. Seems I can't help being attracted to the odd and unusual, and this plant certainly fits the bill (a.k.a 'Black Stick Lily')

Any advice from forumists with experience growing this plant would be greatly appreciated. 

Corydalis and relatives 2013

Submitted by Hoy on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:21

Some of us have already presented the first Corydalis for the season but I think they deserve their own thread! (Hope I haven't overlooked any? Maybe this thread fits better under "Bulbs"??
Here is some different colours of Corydalis solida. I have several and they self sow even in the lawn among the crocuses.

Hebes for cold climates

Submitted by Tingley on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 15:05

The genus Hebe has recently captured my attention, and I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for species or hybrids which are very cold hardy. I am in zone 6B or slightly above, and have two species now in our garden: Hebe odora (syn. Hebe buxifolia), and Hebe pinguifolia var. pagei. Both species have been in the ground for about two years, and they bloomed for us this past summer. We would love to add a few whipcord form Hebes, along with some with flowers that aren't white.

Epilobium obcordatum

Submitted by Weiser on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 18:37

Rockfringe (Epilobium obcordatum) is showy with it's 4" pink flowers clustering around the base of granite boulders or peeking out of the fissured cliff faces. This is a two inch tall creeping plant of the sub-alpine and alpine fellfields. The small glabrous gray leaves are rounded and held close to the stems giving the nonflowering plants a neat tidy appearance. Once in bloom one hardly notices the foliage since the flowers steal all the attention.

Salix cuttings

Submitted by Brandhorst on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 15:42

This is my first time on this forum. I've been adding dwarf willows to my gardens over the past few years and am interested in propagating more. If there's anyone out there interested in swapping cuttings now would be a good time to do it. If there's interest let me know and I'll post what species I have. Thanks.

Lilies, anyone?

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 13:40

Some martagons recently or currently in bloom here:
A couple of really lovely ones given to me by my friend from work, Adam, who is very active in growing and hybridizing lilies and is becoming well known in lily circles...  These flower stalks are 6'  5 1/2' tall this year.

[Sorry, there used to be pictures here, but the link is broken.   Lori]