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Gabriela

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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #930 on: May 12, 2019, 02:18:25 PM »
We have had quite cold early May this year, the past week it has been below zero in my garden almost every night. Coldest has been -5 in two nights and mostly -2-3C. I didn't think to protect Epimediums, and now noticed that their flower stems have suffered from cold and most of the flowers are gone. :( In the first picture is what I think frost damage. Next year I will remember that they are not so hardy.
Only one of my ex 'Amber Queen' seedlings flowers survived, and it is quite pretty.
'Orange Königin' and Epimedium x rubrum hasn't been affected by cold, they are flowering ok in spite of cold nights.

Sorry to hear about this Leena  :'( It is disappointing not to see how the flowers look; but the one remaining is very pretty :)
The new growth, leaves and flowers stems are indeed very susceptible to below zero temp. and -5C is indeed a bit too much. It also depends in what stage they are, you've seen how 'thin' the new leaves are when emerging.

This is one reason I prefer a 'normal' spring, which starts slowly without pushing everything in growth.

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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #931 on: May 12, 2019, 02:37:27 PM »
Thanks to climatic change it would seem that erratic spring or fall temperatures are going to be the normal... :'(
Hopefully I will still try Epimedium as a shade garden plant. It is thus very useful to see these particular last posts because it reminds me of the type of spring care they will need. One day I'll manage to get fresh seeds from you Gabriela. The necessary timing is at present too complex but one never has to lose hope in that respect.
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #932 on: May 13, 2019, 07:56:51 PM »
Thanks to climatic change it would seem that erratic spring or fall temperatures are going to be the normal... :'(
Hopefully I will still try Epimedium as a shade garden plant. It is thus very useful to see these particular last posts because it reminds me of the type of spring care they will need. One day I'll manage to get fresh seeds from you Gabriela. The necessary timing is at present too complex but one never has to lose hope in that respect.
Arturo

Hi Arturo, yes Epimediums are most beautiful shade plants with a specific charm.
If you are really interested and not fussy about the species I could send you few seeds (if any are set). You'll just have to remind me around mid June about it because
this year I am not looking to collect seeds for myself. I have too many seedlings on the roll already; neither I have the slight intention to ever sell seeds (for many reasons).
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #933 on: May 25, 2019, 08:36:37 AM »
Right now is flowering E.versicolor 'Sulphureum' on the right, but what is the Epimedium on the left? I have gotten it in a plant swap with no name. It flowers later than 'Orange Königin'.
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #934 on: May 28, 2019, 01:03:47 AM »
It could be a seedling from an E. x warleyense clone Leena.
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #935 on: May 28, 2019, 06:59:48 PM »
Thanks Gabriela.  :)
It is a bit smaller than 'Orange Königin', but very nice and is spreading so it is doing well. :)
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #936 on: June 20, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
It could be a seedling from an E. x warleyense clone Leena.

In my experience, E. x warleyense is sterile (makes no seed).

Been sowing lots of Epimedium seed as they ripen, here's a flat of 'Ninja Stars' x manual crosses (mostly with acuminatum 'Night Mistress')
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Re: Epimedium - various threads gathered together here
« Reply #937 on: June 20, 2019, 05:12:32 PM »
I just spotted this posting and I can't believe it goes back to 2009 and I was posting on it then. I must be older than I think :D
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