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Bulbs General / Re: Dryad Nursery news 2024
« Last post by annew on June 19, 2024, 06:23:12 PM »
I am very busily harvesting and counting bulbs ready to go in my summer list, which should be ready by early July. If you are on my email list, you will get a ‘heads-up’ alert a couple of days beforehand.
Meanwhile, I can let you know about our newly registered snowdrops and daffodils. These will only be available on ebay this year.
Starting with our new snowdrops!

I am very excited to present the first to be registered of our yellow inverse poculiforms (ipocs), after 16 years of targeted breeding work.

In Greek and Roman mythology, the multi-talented and beautiful Apollo represents the sun (along with many other things - from prophesy, archery and music to poetry and healing). One of the most important of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, so it is satisfyingly fitting that this stunning snowdrop is bred from Dryad Leto as mother and Dryad Zeus as father.
These two parents were in turn deliberately bred as a route to yellow inverse poculiforms (ipocs), each having Wendy’s Gold as one of their parents, so both carrying the genes for yellow colouring into the second generation.  It is so rewarding when a plan comes to fruition!
DRYAD APOLLO bears its flowers on strong upright stems about 12cm high, over plicate leaves which are short and spreading at flowering time, displaying the flowers beautifully. The flowers are almost perfectly conical, dangling neatly from a softly curved spathe. The short pedicel and cylindrical ovary share the same golden colour as the double mark on the outer segments, which consists of a large oval in the distal half, notched at the apex, and a softer shading just above the base. This double mark is repeated on the inner segments, but here the two parts are of equal strength and almost joined with just a paler band between them.
This dazzling snowdrop will be impossible to ignore in the garden, and promises to be the pride of any collection.
Plant Identification Questions and Answers / Re: Not Delphinium brunonianum
« Last post by DaveM on June 19, 2024, 01:45:30 PM »
Is anyone the wiser as to the true identity of this plant? The plant below, flowering for the first time seems to be the same as those illustrated by Gabriela and Roma. It was again from the seed exchange as D. brunonianum.
After some research, I'm not convinced I've got an answer either. To me, it doesn't appear likely to be D. elatum; leaves look Ok but flowers are a liitle different. I came up with two other suggestions: DD. linearilobum and taliense var. taliense. Would appreciate any further help

Alpines / Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Last post by Hans J on June 19, 2024, 01:36:47 PM »
Short update for the Cacti - and Succulents part

Jörg Pilltz is died before some time - his shop ist closed

Here is a very interesting seller from France :

Maybe can anybody add it to the list ?

Thanks Hans
Alpines / Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Last post by Leucogenes on June 19, 2024, 08:50:43 AM »
Right Yann...there is still a small list from Alan. But delivery is now only within the USA and Canada...due to the regulations for importing into the EU.

So if you have private contacts in the USA or Canada, you have an advantage...😉
Alpines / Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Last post by Yann on June 18, 2024, 09:37:54 PM »
Great update, among them and not to advertise but great experience with fresh short living seeds from plant world seeds.
Alan from Alplains will release new list despite his said it'll be the last...in 2023  ;)
Iris / Iris 'Grey Mist' id
« Last post by johnw on June 18, 2024, 01:01:59 AM »
Ken Shannik wrote in our local rock garden site on Iris 'Grey Mist':  I'm not sure how this came to be know as Iris sibirica but in a recent discussion I learned that the late Don Armstrong collected this in the mountains of Washington or Oregon. As such it wouldn't be Iris sibirica. Possibly Iris missouriensis - the Western Flag Iris? Any Iris experts care to chime in? I'm told it comes true from seed. I suppose it could be possible Iris sibirica has naturalized but...   Iris 'Grey Mist' - a better representation of it's colour in sun. It only grows to about a 20" tall.

Don Armstrong was a great and generous plantsman friend who gardened in Vancouver, BC. he always seemed to have the best form of everything. Gtown in the some shade it can be an iff white which is magnifient in foggy weather.  We  assumed it was a siberica for years never knowing the full story and never having see I. missouriensis!

In need of a confirmation.  Appologies for the photo sizes but I like many others own an Apple, a 50 minute post.

Bulbs General / Re: Trillium 2024
« Last post by Jeffnz on June 16, 2024, 10:06:21 PM »
From what i understand slug/snail populations will benefit from most aspects of climate change, particulary snow cover.
Bulbs General / Re: Trillium 2024
« Last post by Leena on June 16, 2024, 06:17:35 PM »
Thanks Herman and Mariette. I'm glad here slugs are not (yet) a big problem with Trilliums, though there are slugs and snails in my garden, too.
Grow From Seed / Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Last post by Diane Whitehead on June 16, 2024, 01:30:00 AM »
Will you be auctioning some of your seeds, or will it be too exciting to see all the results of your hybridization?
Grow From Seed / Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Last post by Guff on June 16, 2024, 12:36:42 AM »
Last seed auction for 2024, have enough newer genetics seedlings/seeds to keep me busy for years.



Bonus seeds from Desrire X EKSB auction

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