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Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:55:00 PM »
Ian - Hopefully Jens will be able to identify this Rhododendron species.  I'm drawing a complete blank.

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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 03:10:26 PM »
Another problem is we've lost its ACE number, of course.
Lovely thing:  the flower heads are full and compact, slight scent and those nicely bullate leaves..... :-\

I'm going to post a link in the Rhodo pages to see what folks think.... :)
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 03:25:23 PM »
Some photos of the rhodo from ACE Seed:

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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 05:15:46 PM »
Ok John I will give it a try:

My guess  Rh. uvariifolium (80%)
if its in flower right now it will be 90%.

In The rhodo pages I earlier mentioned my very good budset
on rhododendrons - maybe do to heavy rainfall last july.
So here a picture, 15 min old, of my Rh. uvarifolium.
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 05:30:02 PM »
the frits, the frits I want I want ....
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 05:59:10 PM »
Well done Jens. And she has nice freckles too!

I guees that would make it uvariiffolium var. uvariifolium.  Strange the Chinese variety is so stunning compared to the western variety.

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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 06:09:27 PM »
Thanks Jens!
Yes it is flowering right now. The buds had the same fat shape as Jens shows on his plant.  I agree with John... she has lovely freckles :)
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 05:11:39 PM »
Here a close up of the flowerbuds of my uvarifolium.
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »
Maggi will be far too modest to mention this so I will intervene.

When their super rhodo was posted I sent a link off to Steve Hootman, curator of the Rhododendron Species Foundation, to help with an identification just minutes before Jens came to the rescue.  Steve had been away and wrote the following this afternoon:

"That rhododendron is a very fine example (one of the best I have seen) of the Chinese form of uvariifolium (vs. the Tibetan form known as uvariifolium var. griseum)."

Well done Ian and Maggi1

And btw Ian it doesn't resemble an Uvularia in the least. See latest Bulb Log ;)

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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 11:18:01 PM »
It is terribly exciting that the rhodo is thought to be a good form... we are tickled pink. We thought it a smart one... but then again, having raised it from seed , we would think that, wouldn't we?!

Thanks too, John for pointing out just one of the typos I have just fixed in this week's log - must be the unaccustomed heat wearing us out. :)
The rhodo is Rhododendron uvariifolium  8)
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 02:41:58 PM »
I fully agree with Steve.
Although not that good my uvarifolium(752)
comes from Sofiero Castle, and have survived for more
than 50 years. No damage in all these years, that goes
for the fulvoides (759) too.
My very good budset/flowering this year will end to night
as the weather forcast have "promised" -5C .
So here are the last shots of strigillosum(768) and sherriffii(764).
The only survivor from this coming nightmare is a dendrocharis(769)
as I just put it into a pot to bring it inside tonight.
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 07:51:03 AM »
Here a shot of my dendrocharis , now in full bloom.
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 12:23:55 PM »
Jens - What a smashing species this dendrocharis!  I am amazed at the superb habit. Here they tend to be rangey, perhaps they fill out later. ???

Hope you miss the frost with all those wonderful species in full flower.

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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 08:50:03 PM »
What a glorious plant is that! It is in NZ but not with me alas. Perfect show plant, surely. Thanks Birck, for sharing your photo.
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Re: Bulb Log 21 March 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 07:36:59 AM »
What a glorious plant is that! It is in NZ but not with me alas. Perfect show plant, surely. Thanks Birck, for sharing your photo.
Lesley - dendrocharis is very very easy to root from cuttings.
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