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Re: Gene's Catalogue & Hort.net Pictures

Well, Gene, I was looking at the papaer catalog. And the word flava is
what caught my eye. This is another reason it is helpful to know even a
little bLatin. So now I've just looked at Chris' photos of Tricyrtis
latifolia and I may have to try that one, too, since you indicate it is
somewhat upright. My only yellow so far is Tricyrtis macrantha ssp.
macrathopsis, which I don't know whether it's identical to your
Tricyrtis macrantha. I really love that plant but so do the slugs. So
even though I have it on a mound to accommodate the sprawling nature of
the plant, I end up propping the long stems up with short fencing while
spreading Escar-go all 'round. I think I'd like to move it to a spot
where it can hang over rocks. The (at least slightly) more upright
nature of these other 2 yellows may be more workable.

> Hello Kitty,
>     If you enjoy the color yellow in Tricyrtis, did you see the listing for
> T. latifolia, the early toadlily? Blooms the last of June beginning of July.
> Earliest blooming I am aware of. The yellow is quiet with brown spots, but
> nice up close. Great detail in the petals. Easy to place in the garden. Not
> fussy.
>     Attended a slide presentation over in Louisville last evening. Two hours
> of shrubs and trees in bloom. All the newest and greatest for the Kentucky &
> Indiana area. Given by a wholesaler up in northern Ohio. Going to be big
> trouble with the wallet come spring if I locate some of these beauties.....
>     Here we go again.....
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Gene's catalogue came today. I've found several items I want, though I
> > swore I was cuting way back this year. I was cruising through the Toad
> > Lily page, looking for a new addition to my small collection. He is
> > offering Tricyrtis flava this year....Ooooooooh! YELLOW Flowers! I
> > already have T. macrantha which I dearly love, but it can be an awkward
> > plant when you don't have just the right spot for it because of the
> > length and prostrate nature of the stems. But Gene says T. flava is only
> > 12-14 inches tall, so maybe they won't get weighed down.
> snip...
> >
> > Kitty
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