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Re: Ground Orchid


Jim, I got three of my Epimediums from Darrell Probst and two from Plant
Pics - the people who used to own Shady Oaks .  These are what I have:

Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum
Epimedium alpinum 'Rubrum'
Epimedium x versicolor 'Versicolor'
Epimedium diphyllum 'Roseum'
Epimedium x youngianum 'John Gallagher'

There are some real stunners in his collection that I'd love to have some
day.  Some listings I see on the internet show that some varieties can be
grown as far south as Zone 9, but you're in 10, aren't you?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ground Orchid


> My turn to plead ignorance, Kitty. I didn't know what an Epimedium was
> but I found this page www.home.earthlink.net/~darrellpro/ that has
> pictures of any number of species. Very interesting flowers, some quite
> stunning. Which ones do you have?
>
> On Saturday, February 14, 2004, at 01:00 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Jim, I looked it up and the images I saw of the leaves alone were
> > enough to
> > create a desire for the plants.  The flowers are beautiful.  I just
> > love
> > those little surprises, most of them in spring, when a long-awaited
> > plant
> > blooms.  I am eager to see my first Epimedium flowers this spring.
> > And I
> > hope I don't miss the Bloodroot.  It's such a grand surprise when you
> > round
> > the corner and notice that new leaf, or the long-awaited flower spike.
> >
> > Even though I can't grow much of anything you do, I enjoy it when you
> > mention these items.  It spurs me on to take a look at something I
> > might
> > never have thought to look up.  Thanks!
> >
> > Kitty
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
>
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