Kicking this off...
Campanula herzegovina nana:
I'm lusting after Lilium duchartrei! Please can you tell me: How tall is does it grow? Is it stem-rooting? What part of the world does it call home? And most importantly, where can I buy one?
According to MacRae: Native to China in NW Yunnan, western Sichuan and SW Gansu Provinces, in forest margins and clearings and on hillsides from 2400-3500 m, in moist to marshy places. Doesn't say if it's "stem-rooting", but the bulbs produce offsets on horizontal underground stems (I guess that probably is what you meant). Height: 1.5 to 5' tall, though mine are always at the low end of that range. Scented.
I got a couple last year from Holes; others previously from Beaver Creek.
The one I've always lusted after is L. nepalense... must finally get organized to actually get some.
Wonderful pics as usualy, Lori. I'm so glad you decided to join DG.
One of my L. duchartrei plants bloomed this year for the first time. They were tiny bulblets originally. Surprisingly tenacious, considering their reputation and their present environment in my garden. It that gets quite hot there this time of the season.
June,you might find a source here: http://www.lilies.org/sources.html#canada
or peruse your many Canadian Lily Societies' web pages.
I have L. nepalense, but here's the let down: it's variety concolor, and it is all yellow. Nepalense is an extremely variable species. It took me years to figure the identity of this lily. Lo and behold, it was sold to me as nepalense, and that really is what it is. Lilium nepalense var. concolor
Well, thank you, Rick!
Speaking of letdowns, however slight, I have L. cernuum (done blooming now) and it's lovely... but it's white... dang!
Your L. nepalense is very lovely in its own right.. such a beautiful pale yellow. So many varieties of so many plants!
Thank you for the lily info, now I can start shopping!
My Lilium leichtlinii can be seen here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5348681
Regarding Campanula thyrsoides, you may remember from oh so long ago that I commented on how slow seedlings were growing for a friend of mine. Well, this year I have seedlings of my own, and they are not slow growing at all. I wonder if what my friend had was indeed that species? I was going to grow on a couple of hers and see, but alas, they were snatched up at our sale before I got to them. (Actually I kinda temporarily forgot.) Anyway, without being able to compare them side by side, they looked the same as mine.
Very nice, Rick... according to McRae, you've got what is/used to be considered the "type" (though var. maximowiczii should be considered the type based on genetic study, apparently)... interesting, if merely academic, LOL!
Here's a little cutie... Erigeron pumilis var. condensata, blooming first year from seed.
What a cutie! Does this species spread underground? I think I had a brain fart when I was in Madison, Wisconsin, a week ago visiting some cool nurseries with other Rock Garden society friends http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/885769/ . One of the places had a C. cochlearifolia cultivar that had small white flowers that looked like little white pearls at first glance. I almost picked it up, but I had seemed to remember the species spreading. Was I just thinking of punctata?
P.S. We're all out here, soakin' up everything you give us Alta, believe me!
I was kinda excited that I would have Iris reichenbachii seed to share, but another pot fell on the stem and broke the pod off. This was about two weeks ago, and the pod seemed to be nearing maturity at the time (or it was stressed out). The pod has opened on its own accord and seed looks good and solid, but I can't say if it is really viable, due to the circumstances. This is the same one I posted pics of before: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5047646
I'd be happy to share if anyone would like to try some.
I've only had 'Elizabeth Oliver' for a couple of years now - no invasiveness noted as yet. C. cochlearifolia certainly is a spreader though, but I'd guess this cultivar would probably be less so than the straight species (based on the general theory/observation that cultivars with fancier foliage or flowers tend to be a little less vigorous).
Yes, I do remember you mentioning the friend's odd experience with C. thyrsoides... or whatever it turns out to be?
I planted an Iris reichenbachii last year... didn't blooms this year, though, unfortunately.
Here's Allium sikkimense:
Ahh, thank you! You've given me reason to go on, LOL!
Very nice flowers and plant, goldenfish. Another Minnesota member of NARGS grows them in her woods, but hers are lavender.
I futsed with this photo way too long, but I still couldn't get the colors right. Foliage is supposed to be powder blue. Open flowers are more orange, but the bud color correct. The inflorescence has a bicolor effect, with the open flowers being magenta orange, and th buds being the matte magenta.
I suppose this could be a July flower as it began flowering July 15, but it is still going very strong. This pic was taken 5 days ago.