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What sort's this?

Postby Herb » Jan 15, 2008 6:54 pm

I can't say that I like the flowers on this one (I guess it's because they're so green & (to my eyes) don't look like flowers, but I think the leaves are quite attractive.

It began flowering a week or two ago, but I've no idea what variety it is.

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Postby LucyGoose » Jan 15, 2008 7:59 pm

Wow...Lucky you! I have no idea.... :roll: .. :lol:
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Postby kHT » Jan 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Okay Herb, box it up and send it my way!! Is that one plant or more? What color are you looking for if you don't like the green ones?? I planted several flats last fall, I sure hope to get some new ones and that my hybridizing from a year ago finally bloom!! I just think these are awsome!! :wink:
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Postby Herb » Jan 15, 2008 10:41 pm

KHT -

It's a single plant. If I had my way, I'd happily swap it for a different one, but aside from it being so big, my wife wouldn't hear of it.

We have one that I do like, growing about 10 feet away but it's quite small. & I've no idea whether it will ever grow as big as this one. It isn't flowering now, but if you scroll down to "Ours in March" you'll see a picture of it, that I took last April. I think its flowers are a lot more attractive.

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Postby kHT » Jan 16, 2008 10:51 am

Thanks Herb, I'll check it out. We planted special seed we obtained from across the pond that a dear friend shared. He has some awsome deeper shades and we hope in a couple years to see them bloom. We play with ours and love the many seedpods we get, ya want me to save some for you?
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Postby Herb » Jan 16, 2008 1:01 pm

KHT -

Thanks - that's very kind of you. But I think we'd have trouble finding anywhere to put them. Our garden's got to the point where there's seldom room for anything more. We find that several times a year, we have to remove things, or cut them back, or divide them!

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Postby kHT » Jan 17, 2008 11:45 am

Herb, the offer is there if you should change your mind as we have more seeds than we want to plant as our collection grows.
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Postby insam » Feb 10, 2008 10:49 am

Hi Herb,

Just an FYI note: your plant is Helleborus x sternii, which is a hybrid of H. argutifolius and H. lividus. Yours is a nice one. In addition, your 'Ours in March' is indeed H. niger, which is receptive of H x sternii pollen, and if your keen it's worth a shot as the three way cross produces some of the most beautiful of all hellebores (larger, brighter flowers from niger but still with attractive leaves).

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Postby Herb » Feb 10, 2008 11:40 am

Joseph - Thanks - thats a really exciting tip! If our Helleborus x sternii is still flowering when the Niger flowers we're going to give it a try.

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