The Scottish Rock Garden Club....... For People Who Love Plants
Vancouveria hexandra is a nasty weed here, I've spent years trying to eradicate it.E. sagittatum below, a huge disappointment, it was bought from China as E. brachyrrhizum
The reason I planted my Vancouveria hexandra way down in my dry woods under Sugar Maples, is for that reason, it is known to spread too aggresively, so I didn't want to take any chances. I
I got this unnamed Epimedium many years ago and it barely survived. However, this year it flowers for the first time. The flowers are huge - spurs nearly 4 cm. Not a good pic but perhaps someone can identfy it for me.Cheers Göte
Quote from: gote on June 09, 2010, 06:48:32 PMI got this unnamed Epimedium many years ago and it barely survived. However, this year it flowers for the first time. The flowers are huge - spurs nearly 4 cm. Not a good pic but perhaps someone can identfy it for me.Cheers GöteIt looks sort of like one I showed pictures of earlier, of an unidentified new species growing at Garden Vision Epimediums; http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4769.msg151646#msg151646It also looks similar to some of the lighter color E. acuminatum forms and hybrids. Can you show a photo of a couple flowers lifted up to see the cup?
It is much larger than acuminatum (flower is). I will try to get a closeup later but today the concentration of mosquitos is about 4 per gallon of air where it grows. The heavy snow cover this year saved not only a lot of herbaceous plants but also a lot of obnoxious critters.Göte
Too bad about your E. brachyrrhizum, one of the very best species, but it is also one of the most available so maybe you can find a closer source. However, your E. sagittatum does have beautifully mottled new foliage, even if the flowers are minute.
I have a determination question too. I received these pics from a friend today. They show the new leaf and two (very unclear) shots of the flower. My guess would be E. acuminatum. What do you reckon?
Mark - I had no idea we had Vancouveria chrysantha so I will watch for seeds for you. Ken says it came through last winter with flying colours. The glandular-pilose scapes are hardly discernible in the photo.johnw