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Eranthis 2023
« on: January 03, 2023, 06:36:29 PM »
It is a dull rainy day here but the first of the aconites are flowering. I brought a couple of pots indoors for a while to encourage them to open up - such a lovely honey fragrance...
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Eranthis hyemalis ‘Winterzauber’

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Eranthis hyemalis 'Lightening'
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2023, 08:13:50 PM »
When the pollen starts to run you'll need to tickle the flowers yourself, Gail - I don't suppose there are too many natural pollinators around right now!
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 08:18:50 PM »
Very beautiful pictures, Gail! ´Lightning´ is one on my wish list, as the pale yellow ones are less likely to steal the show growing next to snowdrops.

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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2023, 10:14:53 PM »
When the pollen starts to run you'll need to tickle the flowers yourself,
I've got the paintbrush ready...
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2023, 07:09:16 AM »
It is a dull rainy day here but the first of the aconites are flowering. I brought a couple of pots indoors for a while to encourage them to open up - such a lovely honey fragrance...

Very pretty! I didn't realize that they have a nice scent! One of the beneficial things about bringing plants inside when it's cold is that you get to smell the fragrance when you might not normally be able to.
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2023, 12:59:26 AM »
While I am waiting for the flowers of the European Eranthis, E. pinnatifida has started to bloom.
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2023, 07:45:17 AM »
Oh, lovely Pippa. Does that one have a fragrance?
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2023, 01:37:44 AM »
Oh, lovely Pippa. Does that one have a fragrance?

Thanks Gail! After I saw your comment, I brought my pots into my kitchen and tried to smell the flowers, but I couldn't detect any scent at all this time. I'm not sure whether E. pinnatifida doesn't have any scent, or if it's just my clones. From now on, I will have to sniff every Eranthis I come across!
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2023, 08:04:47 AM »
 :) They are quite variable - Winterzauber is a much richer honey scent than Lightening.
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2023, 11:53:41 PM »
:) They are quite variable - Winterzauber is a much richer honey scent than Lightening.

Interesting!

Since I don't have enough E. pinnatifida growing right now to tell for sure, I asked my Japanese nursery friends who have grown it for many years and none of them have ever noticed any fragrance on E. pinnatifida so far. I thought that was very interesting, and it reminds me of Hepatica: Some Japanese Hepatica and H. acutiloba have fragrance, but I haven't found any H. nobilis with a scent.
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 07:39:12 PM »
The first blooming eranthis in my garden.

Eranthis `Zitronenfalter` 

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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2023, 05:01:57 AM »
The latest Eranthis pinnatifida seedling with semi-double albino flower from intense breeding programme is now put up for an internet auction site in JP.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o1081690748
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2023, 12:03:57 PM »
Eranthis hyemalis 'Noël Ayres'

Eranthis hyemalis 'Schwefelglanz'

Eranthis x tubergenii ‘Sachsengold’

Eranthis hyemalis 'Zitronenfalter' flowers a little earlier than the others
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2023, 07:32:31 PM »
Herman,

Those named cultivars of hymales are certainly showy! I don't grow named cultivars in my garden because as much as possible, I try to display plants as they grow in nature. When I say 'as much as possible' I acknowledge that I lack the resources to create cliffs, rivers or mountainsides.
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Re: Eranthis 2023
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2023, 10:40:13 PM »
Eranthis hyemalis 'Noël Ayres'

Eranthis hyemalis 'Schwefelglanz'

Eranthis x tubergenii ‘Sachsengold’

Eranthis hyemalis 'Zitronenfalter' flowers a little earlier than the others

Very nice, Herman! Spring is standing at the door!
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