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Rock and Alpine Gardening: Can you identify these epimedium please?

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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6532179

Here's the first one.

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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #6532184

Another pic of the same one. Sorry, the flowers are almost gone.

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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #6532187

Another one. Thanks for any help.

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AuNatural
W'Ville, WA

May 12, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6536998

Looks like my E. x rubrum to me, but I'm no expert. -Au
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6537040

Thanks, Au. I just looked at that one in plantfiles, and the 1st one does look like that. Sometimes it's hard for me to tell using plantfiles, because people post such contradictory pictures, that you don't know which ones are right, but most of those seem to match. Do only some species get the red tinges on the leaves, or do all of them at some time or other - do you know?
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #6537111

I agree that your first one is likely Epimedium x rubrum. The red-edged, red-veined young leaves are characteristic of it, but many other epimedium cultivars/species have colourful spring foliage colouration in various reds and browns.

I'd guess the second one is E. x youngianum 'Roseum'.

You could post these over at the ID forum, if you'd like the experts to look at them.
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #6537136

Thanks, Alta. I'll have a look at that one.
I wasn't even aware of the ID forum. I'll have to check it out. I just figured that the closest category I could find (do epimediums qualify as rock garden/alpine plants?) would have the most experts seeing the post. Am I wrong?
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #6537187

I just found the plant ID forum, and someone asked about the very same (1st) epimedium there yesterday, and, alta, you answered the same as AuNatural , so I'm going to assume that that one's solved. Thanks, both of you.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2009
4:17 AM

Post #6537301

Well, they're woodland to montane plants, but we post lots of pix of them here, as with lots of other woodland and montane plants, LOL! The reason I suggested the ID forum is because some of the most amazingly knowledgeable experts at plant IDs hang out there, and don't necessarily participate in all or any of the individual forums (or if they do, I couldn't say which ones).

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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #6538067

That's very interesting. I wouldn't have thought that anyone would be hanging out there and nowhere else. I haven't spent a whole lot of time at this forum, but find myself lurking here more and more as I realize how many of these alpine plants I love - and there seem to be some very knowledgeable people here. Todd Boland, for one, seems to know just about every alpine plant imaginable. I've had to hunt down at least a few of them for my garden, after reading his articles!

And thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary. montane: pertaining to or living in the mountains. I hadn't seen that word before. I wonder if it's used more in Canada than the US - or if i just don't hang out in the right circles.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #6538648

"...Todd Boland, for one, seems to know just about every alpine plant imaginable." - certainly no argument there!

"montane: pertaining to or living in the mountains. I hadn't seen that word before. I wonder if it's used more in Canada than the US." No, I think the expression "eh" is one of the few words that is popularly credited to Canada (though that's easily arguable), LOL!
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6538764

Eh, is that so? (Did I use it correctly?)
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #6539207

You're bilingual...
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6539241

Merci, mon ami. Always thought I had a talent for such things.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6540232

I meant American and Canadian... ;-)
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2009
9:27 PM

Post #6540270

I know (sheepish grin).

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