I have to admit right away that I don't know the names of most of these anymore. The combination of bad weather and burrowing cats has left me with many illegible or nonexistent tags and labels. I do know, and so will you, that this is a Gentiana of some sort, however.
This year's first blooms
Those are wonderful Zuzu!!! So nice to see so much color.
Could the white blooming one earlier (before the primula) be a sanguinaria
canadensis? blood root?
I have a cute little aster alpina blooming in my greenhouse but its a wildly
cold spring here now so not much beyond crocus and early daffodils etc
I'd say definitely bloodroot. Thanks for the pics Zuzu!
In your second pic, what are those large peltate leaves growing long with Thalictrum thalictroides?
T. ichangenese or koreana?
Happy Easter to you too! and thank you so much for all of the beautiful Easter-colored beauties!
Gorgeous primulas! You have some lovely plants!
Tammy, of course it's a Sanguinaria. Thank you. That's exactly where I planted one a couple of years ago. I never saw it again until now. This year's cold winter has had an amazing rejuvenating effect on some plants (and the opposite effect on others, of course).
Leftwood, that other one is Anemonopsis macrophylla. The Dodecatheon next to the Gentiana is just starting to bloom too. It has such a bizarre bloom.
Zuzu - wonderful photos :-) I've never seen those pretty double primulas before - you sure have a lot of pretty colored ones! Those red ones are just gorgeous - remind me of miniature roses ;-) Those iris are gorgeous too - especially the first PCH one - amazing colors!
Happy easter :-)
Zuzu, I have only seen Anemonopsis macrophylla as a mature blooming plant. Of course, it is quite tall, and I would have assumed that even young plants would initially send up a stalk similar to a bracken fern or sarsaparilla. Silly, aren't I. I never realized they had peltate leaves either.
Zuzu, that's a wonderful display! You are only 2-3 months ahead of me!