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kalle-k.dk

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Hepatica leaves
« on: April 14, 2009, 07:53:11 PM »
I want to show some rather special forms of Hepatica leaf, it is from seed that I got from a friend  in Belgium, which is incredibly good at making crosses of Hepatica.

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 Hepatica americana x japonica Red Stames
 Hepatica nobilis americana x cloverleaf
 Hepatica nobilis Cloverleaf x Cremar 430 (2
 Hepatica nobilis Cloverleaf x Cremar 430 (3)
 Hepatica nobilis Cloverleaf x Cremar 430 (4)
 Hepatica nobilis Cloverleaf x Cremar 430.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2009, 09:00:48 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 08:36:33 PM »
Karl,
really impressive. I didnt thought that H.nobilis could be so variable.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 08:55:08 AM »
Karl well done growing them and Well done by Your friend in Belgium to make this cross.
Were all the Cloverleaf X Cremar 430 from the same seedpods or are there different?
If it is from the same it is increadable to have such a variation between all the siblings.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 06:45:08 PM »
Dear Joakim


I dont think it is from the same seedpods, but I think that cremar 430 is a good plant to use for crossing

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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 12:54:39 PM »
Karl,

Wow!!  Amazing.  I particularly like (3) but wouldn't sneeze at any of them.  What are the flowers on them like?  I know that could be fairly irrelevent as the leaves are so beautiful, but I had to ask.  They are VERY special leaves!!!!!  Well done. 8)
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 06:11:26 PM »
Hi, I am so pleased that some other people like Hepaticas just for the leaves I think this is so important for other plants also. I post some pictures of Hepaticas showing the variation of leaves most are H. nobilis but others could be hybrids with H. japonica, cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 07:33:40 PM »
Excellent timing Ian ... I have just posted this monochrome image of hepatica leaves on AlpenPix.  Your photos are superb.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 12:16:20 AM »
Lovely, Ian.  It'd be a pleasure to be growing any of those.  So unlike the majority of Hep leaves that I've ever seen in person.  Thanks.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 08:36:55 AM »
 To  Ian and Poul

I have not seen flowers in them yet, but just think they are common.

I am also very pleased to different leaf forms.

 It is very beautiful leaf forms that you have, Ian

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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 08:40:06 AM »
Karl,

The flowers really don't matter.  I'd certainly grow them just for the leaves, even if they didn't flower at all.  Then again, you need them to flower so that you can get seed and see what other wonderful leaves you can create.  ;D
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 07:31:25 PM »
Hi again all, Hy hepaticas will produce many more seed than I need so how about some arrangement for sending seed? this would need to be sent green and sown immediately perhas should be sent in a poly bag with some damp perlite, anyone with other ideas who would perhaps send some stamps or wishing to swap let me know,  cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 01:18:21 PM »
I picked up a pot of Hepatica acutiloba recently, indeed the leaf pattern is very finely distinct. Is it possible that hybrids are sold under species names, or can the leaves of wild forms really be that defined... or both?

It's my first time giving the genus a try, am also wondering if hybridization between species in the garden is a concern?
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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 01:48:04 PM »
Karl and Ian, I had no idea that hepatica leaves could have such beautiful markings. ;D
As Paul said, they would be worth growing just for the leaves.

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Re: Hepatica leaves
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 10:42:37 AM »
Karl and Ian!!

These leaves simply shaking!!  :o

Magnificent motley leaflets. :D
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