Paige Woodward
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:28:49 PST
If other pink Sanguinaria as fine as the Joe Pye Weed one are out there in the wild, I hope they will be brought into cultivation. 

I am lucky enough to have quite a lot of the Joe Pye Weed pink Sanguinaria. It is indeed only the backs of the sepals that are pink, but this selection is by far the best of the several I have tested. The plants are more robust and the pink is deeper.

I had imagined that freezing winters with snowcover, like those in Joe Pye Weed's Maine, might be required for the expression of this deeper pink, but not so. Winter temperatures where I am occasionally drop below freezing, but usually they are just cold. And rainy. 

Paige Woodward
Wet Zone 6
SW British Columbia 

On Feb 11, 2014, at 2:52 PM, aaron floden <> wrote:

> I have several forms like this from Tennessee and northern Georgia. In all it is only the backs of the sepals that are pink, but it gives the appearance of a pinkish flower due to the thin texture and the pink showing through. The Joe Pye Weed form looks about the same and with proper lighting when taking images they look even more pink.

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