Early September flowers

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Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2013 7:12 am

My biggest Red October and tardiflora are running late this season. Usually the scapes are up by now.

I have a trough with Candy Dish, Marilyn Monroe and Smokey. All three started their scapes at the same time and looked like they would open together. Candy Dish and Smokey started opening their flowers the same day about 10 days ago. Marilyn Monroe still hasn't opened yet.
Marilyn Monroe 13 b 00054zbz50-9-2.jpg

I noticed the scape on Kinba has the same structure:
Kinba 13 b 00049zbz62-9-2.jpg

Here is the flower head of Candy Dish:
Candy Dish 13 f 00300zb-9-5.JPG

And a scape from Smokey at the end of last month.
Smokey 13 f N0234zbz95-8-26.jpg
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2013 7:29 am

Some individual flower photos.

Here is longipes latifolia. This is the first time I have seen it flower.
longipes latifolia 13 f 00025zbz54-9-1.jpg

Geisha Satin Ripples:
Bin-C1 Geisha Satin Ripples 13 f 00011zbz57-9-1.jpg

Hyuga Urajiro:
Hyuga Urajiro 13 f 09374zb-9-2.JPG

Mighty Mite:
t56 Mighty Mite 13 f 09348zb-9-2.JPG

Purple Heart:
t56 Purple Heart 13 f 09344zb-9-2.JPG
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Re: Early September flowers - including #114

Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2013 7:48 am

Some more flowers:

Chopsticks - a cross of pycnophylla x longipes f. hypoglauca:
t45 Chopsticks 13 f 00059zbz54-9-2.jpg

Korean Snow - a yingeri hybrid:
Korean Snow 13 f 09370zbz95-9-2.jpg

#114, an unnamed hybrid out of Art Wrede's breeding program:
#114 13 f 00113zbz50-9-3.jpg

Red Sox - a cross of longipes f. hypoglauca x 'Maruba Iwa':
Red Sox 13 f 00138zbz44-9-3.jpg

Sugar Babe - a cross of 'Iron Gate Supreme' x 'Saishu Jima':
t32 Sugar Babe 13 f 00170zbz54-9-4.jpg
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2013 8:01 am

Some more flowers:

Sparkle - a longipes seedling:
Sparkle 13 f 00181zbz81-9-4.jpg

Sparkle flower cluster:
Sparkle 13 f 00179zbz36-9-4.jpg

tibae - a species:
t28 tibae 13 f 00283zbz60-9-5.jpg

Almost - 'Cinnamon Sticks' seedling:
Almost 13 f 00245zbz36-9-5.jpg

Bogie and Bacall - a cross of 'Beatrice' x 'Rhapsody in Blue':
Bogie and Bacall 13 f 00264zb-9-5.JPG
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby Carol O » Sep 06, 2013 5:34 pm

I took a few early September flowers this morning. After the pounding they got last night from the rain, I had to bring them in the house to let them dry out a bit.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 07, 2013 6:42 am

Thanks Carol. I haven't seen "Travelin' Man" before.

It's funny, when I see photos of Purple Heart flowers they always look small but in the garden they look a lot bigger - must be an optical illusion with the shape of the flower.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby Carol O » Sep 07, 2013 4:59 pm

'Travelin' Man' is a Linda Port introduction, she gave me last year. It traveled on to the west coast.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 07, 2013 5:49 pm

A few from yesterday:

Kisuji:
Kisuji 13 f 00315zb-9-6.JPG

Hosoba Iwa - also called longipes f. sparsa:
Hosoba Iwa 13 f 00339zb-9-6.JPG

Harry van de Laar - a hybrid of longipes f. hypoglauca x 'Maruba Iwa':
Harry van de Laar 13 f 00352zb-9-6.JPG
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 07, 2013 10:34 pm

A couple from today:

Raspberry Sorbet - a small flower with good color - a cross of rupifraga x 'Shining Tot':
t15 Raspberry Sorbet 13 f 00430zbz54-9-7.jpg

Savannah - a large flower similar to the Iron Gate types:
Savannah 13 f 00450zb-9-7.JPG
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 08, 2013 4:23 pm

A bunch of new ones opened today. Finally Marilyn Monroe flowered - a couple of weeks later than last season. Marilyn Monroe is a longipes 'Urajiro Hachijo' hybrid:
t37 Marilyn Monroe 13 f 00537zb-9-8.JPG

rupifraga - a species:
rupifraga 13 f 00539zb-9-8.JPG

Kinba - a hybrid pycnophylla x pycnophylla:
Kinba 13 f 00544zbz90-9-8.jpg

Kifukurin Hyuga - a variegated plant with kikutii hertitage. The flowers open just above the foliage:
Kifukurin Hyuga 13 f 00530zb-9-8.JPG

The late azaleas are filling in. Here is one called Autumn Embers:
Encore Azalea Embers 13 f 00547zbz82-9-8.jpg
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby thy » Sep 08, 2013 4:32 pm

Thanks for the tour

I just love when you open my eyes :-)

And some people cut off the flower scapes :eek:
Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 08, 2013 4:35 pm

A Lime Fizz opened today. It had scapes earlier in the season but the rabbits got them. Lime Fizz is in the Lemon Lime family as a seedling of Lemon Delight:
Lime Fizz 13 00471zbz90-9-8.jpg

Lime Fizz 13 f 00475zb-9-8.JPG

Inaho:
Inaho 13 f 00491zb-9-8.JPG

Blueberry Cobbler - a cross of 'Iwa Soules' x 'Blue Blush':
Blueberry Cobbler 13 f 00509zb-9-8.JPG

And another late flowering azalea - Encore Azalea Autumn Twist:
Encore Azalea Twist 13 f 00557zbz80-9-8.jpg
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 08, 2013 4:55 pm

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longipes hypoglauca - a species:
longipes hypoglauca AT 13 f 00503zb-9-8.JPG

The last two are flowers from a pair of seedlings labeled #102 that Art Wrede gave me - he had received the seeds for Bill Meyer years ago. The plants looked the same until the scapes came up - one was green and one was red. The camera doesn't pick up the color well on this first one, to my eyes the violet on the first one is the same as on Violetta:
t66 #102 -1 13 f 00516zb-9-8.JPG

Here is the second one - bigger, lighter:
t66 #102 -2 13 f 00520zb-9-8.JPG

Here they are side by side:
t66 #102 -2 & -1 13 f 00521zb-9-8.JPG
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 08, 2013 5:01 pm

Is anyone growing Grape Fizz? It put out a huge (thick) scape this year - first time trying to flower. The buds develop and then fall off. So I'm not seeing the flowers. I have it in a trough with other hosta (Chopsticks) flowering like crazy.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby Eleven » Sep 09, 2013 1:50 pm

Ed, someone posted over on Garden Web the same issue with Grape Fizz. Said it had to do with the recent cool weather.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 09, 2013 5:35 pm

Thanks. That must be it. We have the same weather. Hopefully with this warm-up some will open.
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Re: Early September flowers

Postby redcrx » Sep 09, 2013 8:08 pm

Only one notable one today Rocket's Red Glare. A Red October opened but the flower was distorted. I'm not seeing any scapes from One Man's Treasure yet - it's really late this year.

Rocket's Red Glare - a cross of 'One Man's Treasure' X 'Strawberry Delight':
Rocket's Red Glare 13 f 00572zbz90-9-9.jpg

Rocket's Red Glare 13 f 00569zb-9-9.JPG

This one jumped up at me and shouted "Take my picture" - red water iris.
These have a tendency to "run" rather than clump. If one gets established later in the season it can flower.
red water iris 13 00561zb-9-9.JPG

Another azalea with Fall flowers - Encore Azalea Autumn Sundance:
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