Nathan Lange
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:57:56 PST

Aaron, have you ever tried growing any Sanguinaria from the more 
northern regions of its range, say Michigan, Minnesota, or Canada?  I 
wonder how well selections native to northern states grow in warmer 
areas equivalent to USDA hardiness zones 8 or 9.  Anyone successfully 
growing the Joe Pye Weed form in a locale with significantly warmer 
winters than the Boston, Mass area?

I checked today and the more southern native Sanguinaria I have from 
Aaron is already in bud, weeks ahead of last year. I doubt that 
Sanguinaria selections originally native to colder Northern regions 
could ever receive enough vernalization to flower well here in 
near-coastal California, but I sure hope I'm wrong.  The UC Berkeley 
Botanical Garden lists a specimen collected from Saratoga County, New 
York in 2008.  Anyone know how well that one is doing?


At 02:52 PM 2/11/2014, you 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.
>  Aaron Floden
>  E Tennessee
>On Wed, 2/12/14, Jim McKenney <> wrote:
>  Subject: Re: [pbs] Sanguinaria
>  To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
>  Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:19 AM
>  I've had a similar
>  form in my garden for decades. The one I have is not as nice
>  as the Joe Pye Weed form; my plant produces flowers with
>  just a bit of pink on the exterior.
>  I've had it for so long that I don't
>  remember where it came from, but I have a vague recollection
>  that it came from Tennessee.
>  Jim McKenney
>  Montgomery County,
>  Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7
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