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Re: Fw: Re: new purchases

Thanks for your comments. These will be my first Cyclamens - the hort ed
says they won't make it here and I want to see if I can prove him wrong.

The two peonies are both shade species. These have been on my wish list
for several years. I am really looking forward to them. I checked out
your pictures, quite nice. Though you indicate the flower doesn't last
long, I don't mind too much. I have always loved peony foliage. BTW, I
just took the common name (White-fruited) off the internet. Don't know
the color.

Viburnum 'Onondaga' has also been on my wish list for several years.  This year I just figured it's time.

I'll keep your cultivation comments on hand for when they arrive in a couple of months.  Thanks.


-------Original Message-------
> > Well, I grow a few of them...FWIW...
> >
> > > Asarum shuttleworthii (Hexastylis)
> >
> > A beautiful form, spreads slowly; give it nice, organic soil that
> > does not dry out (but good drainage) and watch for slugs.
> >
> > > Brunnera mac. b'Variegata',  SIBERIAN BUGLOSS
> >
> > Do not have this one - it will not grow here as it loathes hot, humid
> > days and nights, but do have 'Langtrees' and 'Jack Frost' .Key to
> > keeping these silver leaf forms happy, I have been told by Tony
> > Avent, is to make sure the soil never, never dries out...and give
> > them shade, particularly from the afternoon sun; so far, seems to be
> > working.  'Variegata' is so lovely..and I really, really want it, but
> > forewarned is forearmed and I don't want to get it to watch it fade
> > away.
> >
> > > Calycanthus floridus, CAROLINA ALSPICE
> >
> > A suckering shrub that blooms in a surprising amount of shade and
> > puts up with a surprising amount of neglect.  Scent varies
> > considerably; mine has little scent and I think it was Dirr who said
> > you really need to buy in bloom so you can see if the plant has a
> > scent (my Mom gave me a start over 20 year ago, so that's what I
> > have).  Most interesting and odd flowers.  Put it close to a path so
> > the flowers can be seen at close range; they are not really showy
> > from a distance.
> >
> > > Cyclamen purpurescens
> >
> > A true woodlander.  Grew some from seed and, since (of course) I did
> > not separate the tubers in their seedpots when I should have, just
> > planted the two pot fulls out in the woodland garden where they
> > bloomed their little heads off all season last year.  Lovely little
> > things.  Give it good woodland (leaf mold) soil, good drainage, but
> > does not go dormant so does not want to be dry.
> >
> > > Cyclamen coum b'Christmas Tree',  
> >
> > This is a nice leaf form - C. hederifolium also comes with this leaf
> > pattern.  While Cyclamen want the sharpest drainage you can provide,
> > don't let them get dust dry, especially if your tuber is tiny.  I
> > made this mistake once and lost some very nice silver leaf forms. 
> > They do well planted under deciduous shrubs and trees who will take
> > the lion's share of water in summer while they are dormant.
> >
> > > Indigofera kirilowii
> >
> > A very attractive little shrub - or maybe I shouldn't say little as
> > mine is getting too big for where I have it.  Mine grows in one of my
> > raised beds in the paved garden where it gets sun early in the day. 
> > Took it a couple of years to decide it was going to be over 3' tall,
> > by gum!  I give it a haircut to keep it in bounds, but really ought
> > to move it.  Very attractive pink flowers and nice foliage.  I think
> > I read that it will sucker, but have not seen much of this behavior
> > so far.  
> >
> > > Paeonia japonica, WHITE-FRUITED PEONY
> >
> > My Paeonia japonica has red fruit, but yours is probably much the
> > same.  I had put up these images to show someone else, but you might
> > be interested:  http://mtalt.hort.net/paeonia/
> >
> > Mine makes a single white flower that does not last too long,
> > followed in early autumn by most interesting seedpods.  The images
> > show the plant after 3 years in the garden - it was a single stem
> > when I got it from Asiatica Nursery.  I particularly like the stem
> > color and the reddish stem bracts.  I grow this in a foot of rotted
> > woodchips over native clay in my woodland garden that gets dappled
> > shade with a few rays of late sun...seems to be happy if I can keep
> > the hardy begonias from swallowing it.  It is a woodland peony; not
> > for full sun.  Give it a nice lot of leaf mold worked into the soil
> > and good drainage.
> >
> > > Sanguinaria canadensis b'Multiplex', DOUBLE BLOODROOT
> >
> > This is a lovely plant.  I managed to kill one a few years ago and
> > was given another last year which the durn squirrels excavated and
> > left on top of the soil during the height of our summer drought.  I
> > think I found it in time as I replanted and it put up a small leaf. 
> > I hope it will recover and reappear; the flower is so lovely and
> > lasts longer than the single as it is infertile.  I have read that
> > some folks have had them suddenly disappear after some years in the
> > garden and others have the growing like mad.  My take is that it is
> > not as tough as the native single bloodroot and needs a bit more
> > careful siting and attention to watering and soil, etc. 
> >
> > > Viburnum sargentii b'Onondaga', 
> >
> > Don't have this...will be interested to hear your report as it's been
> > on my 'get' list for a while.
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net

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