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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 11:12:59 PM »
Maggi thanks for posting the picture. I will take a close look when mine flower and see if any are different colors.

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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 05:39:14 PM »
Here is a little something special for all of us Erythronium lovers. Take a look at this youtube video of Erythronium japonicums. :o :o :D



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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 06:21:19 PM »
Thank you.

 I watched that, which shows close-ups of the flowers.

Then I watched some of the others that are listed over on the right.
Some just included one or two photos of an erythronium, along with
other pictures.

This one shows a woodland with hundreds of E. japonicum.  No close-ups.

http://www.youtube.com/user/yaoshumaan#p/a/f/0/HlkqM6zvccg
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2011, 07:32:37 PM »
Checked the bed that I had made for Erythronium seeds, I see some are germinating. I have the bed covered with a layer of pine needles, should I remove them now or wait another week or two?

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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2011, 10:57:45 AM »
This is the very first time I've managed to flower my Erythronium dens canis in a pot, and its thanks to Ian's sage advice about planting it at the bottom of its long tom pot.  Trouble is, its coming into bloom now and the Hexham Show isn't until a week Saturday.  Such a shame.....
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2011, 11:12:40 AM »
Well done Christine.... and don't despair about the Hexham show... keep the pot cool and the flowers could well be in good enough order to exhibit. :)
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 12:12:19 PM »
Thanks Maggi.  I've got it against a north facing brick wall in my cold frame and am turning it daily.   Its not a big plant, but I'm still exhibiting in section 3, so thought it might stand a chance there.  I just know it will never look as great as it does right now again, I'm amazed I've got any flowers on it at all, but there are just a nice balance for the amount of foliage.  Not sure whether to just feed it this year or repot again.  I put it in this much larger pot last year, and it seems to like this residence.  Think I'll sink the pot into the sand once its finished flowering too.  I'll  certainly put some of Ian's magic powder on it after flowering....
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2011, 02:44:50 PM »
Here are two pictures of Erythronium americanum 'Craigton Flower'. I assume that it the same as Maggi shows.
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2011, 02:51:47 PM »
That's the very one, Kirsten.... looking very pretty for you.  :)
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2011, 07:39:23 PM »
Checked my seed frame today to find very good germination in two pots of ex. Erythronium 'White Beauty' sown last July. Should I take them under glass now? I assume they will be OK in the seed pots for another year?
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 11:03:00 AM »
My first Erythronium of the season, E. dens-canis Lilac Wonder.  A bit ragged, but slugs are just rampant in my garden. 
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 08:46:52 AM »
A couple of Erythronium dens-canis flowering here:

E. dens-canis 'Pink Perfection'
and E. dens-canis 'White Splendour'
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 09:01:24 AM »
Checked my seed frame today to find very good germination in two pots of ex. Erythronium 'White Beauty' sown last July. Should I take them under glass now? I assume they will be OK in the seed pots for another year?


Anyone??
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2011, 09:22:31 AM »
David,

I have two pots of E. hendersonii, one of which I popped into the ground in the Autumn and the other just left outside.  Not problems.  Both are growing away like fun.  It looks like I'll have masses of them in a few years!  Much easier than I anticipated.  I suspect alll Erythronium are about as hardy.
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Re: Erythronium 2011
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 10:27:00 AM »
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Checked my seed frame today to find very good germination in two pots of ex. Erythronium 'White Beauty' sown last July. Should I take them under glass now? I assume they will be OK in the seed pots for another year?

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I never take my Erythronium seedlings under glass they are perfectly hardy outside and less likely to damp off in the open. Watch for slugs and snail >:( ;)


Do not repot until at least the end of the second season of growth.

I tend to use the deep type of plastic pot to sow my Erythroniums in and often do not repot until they start to flower - then they get transferred to the garden.

I wrote an article on growing Erythroniums from seed in the Rock Garden. It is bigger than the permitted attachment on the forum but I can send you it as a PDF file if you would like.

Edit by maggi: pdf is available in the next post, split into three smaller parts.  :)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 10:51:00 AM by Maggi Young »
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