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Author Topic: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha  (Read 8934 times)

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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 06:23:39 PM »
Yes do try it Sue, and please come back with a report about the effect. I have tried the tea on (from my head) Proteaceae and Ericaceae from South Africa and Anigozanthos from Australia, with some success I must say :) The worst that could happen is that you have a rather nice tea at your shelf.

Hi David, I would say you need a Paddy for a real Irish Coffey ;)
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2007, 09:37:33 PM »
Sue, did you take a picture of your M and S bunch? There will be someone who will know which species they are. Might even know one or two myself.

The rose myrtle is an appropriate name I guess Per-Ake, being Myrtaceae and there are many garden forms from palest pink to very deep crimson red. So far as I know these are selections from wild seed batches, but not sure. I've never seen anything but white flowers in the wild though there are Australian species with very pretty pink flowers.

This below was, I believed when I bought it, a very dwarf form called Leptospermum scoparium 'Nicholsii Nanum' but after I planted it out in one of the raised beds with other very low things, it has now decided to reach for the skies and is growing fast. Seedlings are also reaching 60cms in just a year! so will have to rethink this one.

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and now the genuine thing but so far, it hasn't flowered.

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I thought I had a pic of the wild one too but now I remember it's on Roger's box.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2007, 09:43:50 PM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2007, 07:17:04 PM »
Leley, I find both of them beautiful! But the dwarf with the flowers of the giant would be smashing :D
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2007, 01:24:38 PM »
Hi Lesley
I'm having problems posting today (my fault probably)
I took a couple of quick pictures this morning on my way into work so I could download them. I've tried posting them once but failed miserably so here goes again.


The brown heads are the ones I got seed from. They are about 1.5-2 cm tall. The other stuff in the shot was not from the same plants. The foliage was very grey green individual leaves were about 3-4 cm long and parallel sided about 0.5 cm wide.
I guess this may not be very diagnostic but any suggestions would be welcome.
Sue
PS sorry they are a bit bleached out, it was well before day light!
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2007, 02:04:20 PM »
Sue, we're not getting your pix!
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2007, 03:34:25 PM »
OK another try - the forum kept timing out on me when I tried to post.
Fingers crossed this time!
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Re: Dicentra uniflora, Dicentra chrysantha
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2007, 10:40:43 PM »
No sorry Sue, I can't help at all. They look to have reached the dried, seed pod stage. Someone in Australia maybe?
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 

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