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Herman Mylemans

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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #135 on: February 21, 2021, 07:00:13 PM »
Some seedlings of Hepatica pubescens 'Hohobeni' and one is already starting in the garden.
I have all these plants for swap if anyone is interested.
Carsten, beautiful Hepatica’s! There is a great variation in those seedlings!
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #136 on: February 21, 2021, 07:11:43 PM »
Carsten, beautiful Hepatica’s! There is a great variation in those seedlings!

I was thinking the same Herman.  Reason to grow them from seeds!
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #137 on: February 21, 2021, 07:16:18 PM »

My early Hepatica acutiloba seedlings have just started to bloom. This seedling is from two white parents, but it has a nice soft pink color and the yellowish stamens are a good complement. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get pollen from them.


Very nice semidouble form Peppa! Which is quite rare for H. acutiloba.
It seems that the anthers are not functional (I don't know what other term to use). I have found in the wild a form having the same anthers type - the flowers are regular though, same soft pink color.

Interesting that while for H. americana maiden forms appear here and there, I've never seen a true maiden H. acutiloba (in this part of Ontario).
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #138 on: February 21, 2021, 07:56:34 PM »
Peppa, I like your Hepatica acutiloba. The colour is very beautiful.
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #139 on: February 21, 2021, 08:42:14 PM »
Very nice hepaticas shown here.
Clearly it is worth growing from seeds based on the seedings shown here.
The naming seems to change fairly often in this family.
Is there an website or similar place that describes the different species including the number of chromosomes?
I have myself mixed success with seeds as the ones I plant might not survive nature seems to be successful when it tries itself
But I persist in trying to plant the seeds I get in hope of some success.
I am just a bit afraid that the seeds I get from my plants become garden mixes of the different species I grow if they easily get crosses. Not that I mind as if they are pretty and hardy I am happy.
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #140 on: February 22, 2021, 04:18:50 AM »
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I love every species of Hepatica and fortunately they are all hardy here in my area, but H. acutiloba has many charming characteristics that other species don't have. It is interesting that in its natural habitat, white is a much more common color in H. acutiloba, and darker colors are rare, but with H. nobilis, for example, the reverse is true. It would be interesting to know why this is the case.

Joakim, I think I saw somewhere in a past thread a talk about Hepatica species' chromosome numbers but I wasn't able to find it just now. However you can take a look at this page which has some information. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02019.x
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #141 on: February 22, 2021, 12:26:01 PM »
You can find some pictures of a local hepatica show 2021 in Niigata, Japan ;)

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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #142 on: February 22, 2021, 01:11:35 PM »
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I love every species of Hepatica and fortunately they are all hardy here in my area, but H. acutiloba has many charming characteristics that other species don't have. It is interesting that in its natural habitat, white is a much more common color in H. acutiloba, and darker colors are rare, but with H. nobilis, for example, the reverse is true. It would be interesting to know why this is the case.

Joakim, I think I saw somewhere in a past thread a talk about Hepatica species' chromosome numbers but I wasn't able to find it just now. However you can take a look at this page which has some information. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02019.x

Here are  some  posts about the  chromosome numbers of Hepatica ....

https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6473.msg187700#msg187700
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4882.msg141111#msg141111
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9945.msg272371#msg272371

and this - the more  extensive  conversation :
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4378.msg122254#msg122254

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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #143 on: February 22, 2021, 02:10:35 PM »
Some seedlings of Hepatica pubescens 'Hohobeni' and one is already starting in the garden.

You have so long Hepatica season with plants both in the greenhouse and out in the garden!
You showed already earlier one white seedling of 'Hohobeni', and in the last page another. How usual is it to get white flowering plants from it?
Of course you have so many Hepaticas that if they are open pollinanted then there is much choice for a father plant:).

Peppa, also I love your H.acutiloba!
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #144 on: February 22, 2021, 10:33:00 PM »
Thank you, Tatsuo! Very interesting pics on twitter!
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #145 on: February 22, 2021, 10:39:44 PM »
You have so long Hepatica season with plants both in the greenhouse and out in the garden!
You showed already earlier one white seedling of 'Hohobeni', and in the last page another. How usual is it to get white flowering plants from it?
Of course you have so many Hepaticas that if they are open pollinanted then there is much choice for a father plant:).

Peppa, also I love your H.acutiloba!

Leena, Hep. pubescens 'Hohobeni' does deliver a wide range of seedlings. I had some 50 seedlings and about 5 or 6 whites with red stamens. There was only one of them showing signs of hybrid with a light blue colour.
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #146 on: February 23, 2021, 10:44:20 AM »
Leena, Hep. pubescens 'Hohobeni' does deliver a wide range of seedlings. I had some 50 seedlings and about 5 or 6 whites with red stamens. There was only one of them showing signs of hybrid with a light blue colour.

Thanks Carsten, I hope to see in a few years time what colours there will be in the seedlings germinated from your 'Hohobeni' seeds:). It will be nice to wait for them to grow and flower.
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #147 on: February 23, 2021, 04:35:42 PM »
Leena, Hep. pubescens 'Hohobeni' does deliver a wide range of seedlings. I had some 50 seedlings and about 5 or 6 whites with red stamens. There was only one of them showing signs of hybrid with a light blue colour.
Carsten is your Hepatica pubescens  can be grown outside in Zone3
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #148 on: February 23, 2021, 05:47:08 PM »
Kris, I would give it a try as Hepatica pubescens grows in the mountains in Japan. As you have lots of snow cover and transsylvanica is growing well for you I guess it may work.
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Re: Hepatica 2021
« Reply #149 on: February 23, 2021, 05:56:09 PM »
Some Hepatica nobilis seedlings.
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