USA sources of Rhodohypoxis

Jim McKenney
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:08:01 PST
I grew some in one of my bog trays (outside, unprotected) for a few years. 
To me, they look too much like Impatiens walleriana to be worth any fuss.
Now that the viability of Impatiens walleriana cultivars as garden plants has been threatened by a fungal disease here on the east coast, maybe the stage is set for Rhodohypoxis - at least among "serious" gardeners. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where for the first time in years we are getting  prolonged temperatures down into the zone 7 range. 

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:51 AM, Brian Whyer <> wrote:
Rhodohypoxis seem to have reached the mass production level in the UK. Although I can buy apparently single selected forms in 3" pots in spring for 2-3£, later they will be clumps with maybe 5 or 10 shoots, and last year 6-10" pots were available with maybe 50+ shoots for £10-15. The better growing forms increase very rapidly.
Although when I saw them round the highest pub in Africa like single daisies in the coarse grasses they can be seen as sheets of solid colour in some UK gardens. At a glance it can be difficult to distinguish them from dwarf Pinks. This is one of those species where you can collected the odddities, and build up a collection, or grow the readily available forms and accept that when you have1 or 2 sq feet of solid colour with few leaves showing, the named clones you have are almost irrelevant.
Go 1/2 way down this page… them in the Wildside nursery in Devon, or I can supply some more photos of them from this garden or elsewhere probably if I search.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 ish

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