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Loripep

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Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:06:06 AM »
Hello everyone;

I went into the backyard today and little patches of colour caught my eye. Turns out the hepatica have started blooming and I was surprised at the different colours and flower forms I've collected over the years. Thought I'd share the images.

Lori

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Re: Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 02:07:04 AM »
And one more...

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Re: Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 03:33:11 AM »
Very nice, Lori (hey, that's my name too!). They've just started blooming in my yard.  You certainly have a good variety!
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Re: Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 07:16:46 AM »
I posted a few pictures of the wild Hepatica of Ontario after a visit last year http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=8987.0 .  I had thought they were classified as a different species to nobilis but now I see that the Wikipedia entry indicates that is not settled http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatica .  They are not a wild flower of Great Britain or Ireland so we are deprived of their beauty out in the countryside.     
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Re: Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 10:35:04 AM »
Hi Loripep - long time no see! Good to see your hepatica enthusiasm is bearing fruit- or should that be flower?  ;)
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Re: Hepatica Blooming in Ontario Canada
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 06:14:51 PM »
I'm wondering if the blue nobilis without stamens has semi-double genes. Loss of the stamens seems to have provided extra petals.

How could I use the genes from this plant to breed other semi-doubles? Any chance that two semi-double parents could produce a full double?

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