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« on: August 15, 2011, 07:13:02 PM »
Also have Hepatica flowering now?

I went out today only to find one in flower in the garden................how strange
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 07:20:47 PM »
Chas there are a few flowers on mine. Primroses have flowers also
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 11:18:16 PM »
Hepaticas and primroses both in flower here too. ;D
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 04:14:22 AM »
Primroses and Helleborus niger "Praecox".   No hepaticas in bloom, though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 11:02:54 AM »
I had hepatica 'Millstream Merlin' in flower a week ago, only one flower but it seemed a little strange for it to be blooming at this time of year.

Also a hose in hose oxslip is in full bloom for the second time this year.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 11:22:12 AM »
Lots of Helleborus and Hepatica in bloom here, also some Primroses and Rhododendrons.


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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 11:56:56 AM »
Rhododendron microleucum in full flower here.  It usually makes new buds later and flowers in the Spring heavily.  A friend has a big show on Magnolia Legacy, it is a darker pink at this time of year. As mentioned before Lachenalia Tricolor is in fully flower - now this IS odd.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 01:01:29 PM »
And my Cornus Satomi is again in a very nice blooming  :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 01:06:04 PM »
Some of my auriculas and P. marginata have burst into bloom.  Thought it was strange, but enjoying them anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 08:08:26 AM »
Many plants often blooms second time in summer. But hepaticas never do.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 08:31:51 AM »
I've never seen Hepatica nobilis and cultivars blooming at this time of year (the species grows wild in my garden). Perhaps this means the plants are stressed and are about to die.....although I hope not!
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 11:48:40 AM »
I do take Stephen's point about the "odd" flowering" being a possible reason to suspect that the plant is somehow stressed and is making a last ditch attempt to reproduce before dying.... but with the increasingly "odd" weather patterns that are affecting so many areas I feel that it is more likely that the plants are just getting "confused" and throwing up some flowers because the temperature changes have thrown a few timing switches in error.
I have an optimistic nature, obviously  :D
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 09:47:26 PM »
There are buds on many of my hepaticas also, but none have opened yet.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
I had an ANemone nemorosa that flowered a second time in the autumn but it stopped doing that.  Very occasio0nally, less than one in thousand of hepatica nobilis send up a couple of flowers in the fall.
I think that it is some kind of disturbance as the occasional fasciation or Gentian stalk with leaves in threes.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 12:51:23 PM »
I have numerous Hepatica in flower or bud (mostly thanks to generous friends here on the forum), as well as the true Primrose, heaps of Hellebores etc.  Seems very odd for you in the northern hemisphere to have them as well...... they're supposed to be flowering here now.  ;D

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