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Discussion in 'Cypripedium' started by Linus_Cello, Apr 29, 2014.
Nice. Good to see another pot grower!
Sry nice color on those Barry Phillips flowers. Mine tend to more pastel. I need to show my plants your pictures!
How do you grow yours? Maybe too hot?
I'll have to take pics when it's sunny. But here's a couple:
Cypripedium ventricosum 'Frosch's Queen of the Mist"
Oh, and is this a weed or is it worth keeping? It's ephemeral (goes away in the summer; it's with a fern I bought from Far Reaches Nursery, fern has yet come up). Flowers are yellow and daisy/aster-like
Is that a marsh marigold?
I don't think the leaves are quite right for marsh marigold, but I think it is in the ranunculus family.
We grow Caltha palustris at work and it’s similar though these flowers aren’t as full and round. Leaves are pretty close maybe just more stressed in your pic
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Nicely grown plants. I love the ventricosum - nice selection. Sabine alba too is always a favorite.
I think you nailed it Charles.
Ok if it's C. palustris, great; I've been looking for one for my pond
Cyp Paul (starting to open)
Nice, dark Michael. Ursel as well is very cool.
And last week, Giselle was opening. From left to right:
Sabine [not alba], Sabine alba, Giselle, Ursel, Paul, Ana
This one seems to be doing very well in pot culture. Last year only 2 flowers. Now 5. Cyp Hank Small.
This 1990 Carson Whitlow introduction is a hybrid of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum x Cypripedium kentuckiense
I think pubescens
Really nicely flowered Hank Small - you can see the kentuckiense so clearly. I remember when Carson was making all those crosses back in the day. We were pen pals in the late 70s when I was in high school and he had just moved into his new home in Iowa. I think I still have the old letters back at my mom's place in New York - such pleasant memories.
Don't come back until the national dumbing-down has slowed or stopped, about 3 years, hopefully!
Nice collection of cyps and well grown.
I really like how you grow them..... I will look into these and combine them with my flower bed plants also.
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