Just checking to see if you guys have set a date for the Raleigh Spring Plant Swap. I got some really great plants there last year. So, I wanted to definitely put it on my calendar for this year. Judy
Hi Judy - I haven't set a date but it is usually sometime at the end of April. I aim for after last frost date and before the shelter rates go up in May. Lately they've been giving me a break on the price to reserve the shelter so it may not matter. I will find a date that doesn't conflict with all the other spring happenings. There will be a swap this year - have no fear.
Thanks John, for the info.
Might as well get this out now... since I'm not the only one looking forward to the swap!
I potted up some Mickey Mouse EE and brought them inside for the winter - they make GREAT house plants - and they sent up a few babies to boot! So I'll have at least 3 Mickey Mouse EE for those of you who are interested.
Magik, I'm interested in one of your Mickey Mouse EE. What are you looking for? I'll have a list ready before the swap. Hopefully, I'll have something that your looking for. Judy
I'll put one aside for you. Check out my trade list page - I especially need shade-loving plants. I love variegated stuff. Toad lilies, hostas, etc.
Magick -Had about a varigated hosta? Judy
Sounds good Judy!
Magick, I'd be interested in one of your Mickey Mouse EE's.
For shade I've got some evergreen solomens seal, variegated solomons seal, dwarf SolomonÂs Seal, variegated East Indian Holly Fern, Epimedium(I know the colors but might not have the name)and some toad lily.
I'd love the variegated solomon's seal, unless you have variegated toad lily, then that would be my preference.
Thats great! I'll make it the variegated solomon's seal for sure, and if I have a variegated toad lilly big enough to take a piece off, I'll bring that too.
Does anyone have any Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys Nigra) that they would be willing to part with?
The only place I've even seen the black boo is at the NC Zoo. Would love some myself! It's gorgeous!
I got a start of black bamboo from a friend last fall. Only a little bit now, but if I don't kill it I should have some to share in a few years!
A great way toget banboos is on daves garden, I traded last year for a three gallom black banboo in a pot,also,two other very expensive bamboo,ive have some golden fising pole bamboo for trade,they are not clumpers,grow about ten ft tall.hightider
There is black bamboo at the J C Raulston Arboretum here in Raleigh in at least two locations inside and just outside of the Japanese Garden.
I am interested in your dwarf solomen'seal and toad lilies.
Things I have for trade-
St John's wort-
not sure of the cultivar, but it is about 18" tall and spreads via inderground runners. it is semi evergreen and has yellow flowers if planted in sun. Mine is in shade, so no flowers.
white phlox (tall)
I'm just getting my garden started, so don't have all that much. If what you want isn't listed, just ask and I might have it.
Dogridge, I'll swap some dwarf solomen seal for the white phlox (unless you have any extra dahlias).
So what's the date and location.
looking for varigated succulents, that Papaya that fruits in its first year and a Nice fig tree preferably 3'
I have Lo Quat, Colocasia Big dipper, Citrangequat seedlings, Iris' don't ask me there names and dayliliies
I am very interested in the swap; count me in!
You'll love it!
I also could split up some of my varigated heliconia
Does any one know the date and location?
I have plenty of Lucifer Crocosmia
I'm interested in participating after a long absence. I have a lot to swap. I can also root cuttings later in the year. Has the date been set? Our family is going to Europe for 2 weeks until the 22nd of April and I have to be back and forth to Panama for work so I'd like to schedule it in... RJ
Are we having a spring swap this year? What is the date and is it at the same location? Can't wait to get it on my schedule!!!
I will post a formal announcement after I check one more thing about the location but here is what I know today. The Raleigh Spring Swap will be Saturday, May 8th from 2 to 4pm at Creech Road Park which is the same place we've had them in the past. I tried to book a shelter at Lake Crabtree Park but the closest Saturday they had available was in August!!!!
Thanks for the info!!! It's on my calendar. Judy
Oops! My mistake - make that White Deer Park, Garner NC. I checked it out and the shelters are right beside the road so we won't have to drag/haul our plants up a hill anymore. White Deer is a new park right across the street from Lake Benson Park which is where we used to have the swaps a billion years ago (some of you may remember the time the road and park were closed because they found a body floating in the lake... it was a big mess with half of us stuck on one side and the rest of us stuck on the other).
I will write up a big dilly whop and post it when I get a spare moment.
john, don't forget to mention whether it's the left side shelter or the right side... we love white deer! And that's Liv's bday.
I got the Pine Shelter which is the shelter on the left as you drive in the entrance road. I think it is one way around the parking lot with the Nature Center sorta straight ahead. After the turn in front of it you'll see a large shelter right beside the parking lot. All the shelters have their names up high on the eave of the building. Ours is Pine. The way the shelters are so close to the parking lot makes me want to reserve them for all the future swaps.
Now, we have a little bit over a month to root some cuttings and sow some seeds and prepare to swap swap swap!!
yeah! That side has the wonderful playground for the smaller kids- so anyone with little ones, bring 'em. There's a bigger one on the other side for the middle and bigger kids. Nice walking paths all around & across the rd to Lake Benson if anyone brings kids or a spouse that doesn't want to stick tight for plant stuff.
Don't think a food thread has started yet, but i may have to bring some cake in honor of Liv. heh heh... any excuse to embarrass her. :) You guys have to agree to sing long and loud, ok?
As far as special trades, i hope to get some stuff started soon, but i have been swamped with work & other stuff so not sure how much i can do ahead of time. I know i'm bringing some seedling dogwoods and japanese maples. Some roses i tucked into pots that look like they rooted- now, to figure out which they were (oops). Undoubtedly, i'll bring some hellebore babies, but prolly like i did last yr in dixie cups & let y'all do all of the work. ;^) Oh, and a forsythia someone didn't label that came home with me last swap is coming back. Ralph, i'll bring your gold coin plectranthus cuttings from the fair.
I am so excited about the swap this year. I am bringing 2 transplanted relatives from PA that have moved down here in the last year and starting new gardens. Hubby and I will bring enough plants to cover them for the swap. I already have several trays going - I can bring tons of sedums and daylilies, agastaches, hollyhocks, white datura and malvas .....
Well, I'm off to a little R&R until the 22nd but I did a little inventory yesterday and I have salvias, Basjoo banana, rain lilies, sprekelia, crinum (pink hardy), celandine poppies, hellebores (foetidus and winter roses), generic daylilies, japanese roof iris, german iris (blue), hens and chicks, sedum (carpet), variegated polemonium, purple ajuga, gold colored acorus, gold tradescantia, hostas (green, variegated), pachysandra, lamium, egyptian walking onions, hesperaloe, agave americana, blue fescue, miscanthus, dwarf lilac, tetrapanax, phlox subulata, phlox divaricata (woods phlox), native woods violets, asarum, and many others.
There is no way I can carry all of these plants to the swap so I'd like to get some idea of who is interested in what. I'll have spotty access to the net from France during the next 2 weeks, but I'll try to log on every couple of days and get an idea of what people have to swap and what they are looking for.
I can also root daphnes, edgeworthia, gardenia, viburnum, dwarf abelia, abeliphylus, many kinds of hydrangea, fotherguilla minor, berberis (bronze and lime), buddleia, itea, beauty bush, pearl bush, baptisia, lilac, forsythia, and other shrubs on request.
Pretty excited to see old friends at the swap! Looking forward to seeing you all.
RJ - Is your crinum a bright pink one? If so, I would be interested. I had one that I got from another member on here, but it didn't make it through this past winter. (I lost quite a few things this year I think.) I'd also be interested in the acorus, sprekelia and rain lilies.
Also does anyone have spineless prickly pear or dicliptera? I know my prickly pear is toast. I've not completely given up on the dicliptera, but I see no sign of life there yet.
RJ- I'm interested in a sprekelia.
Holly- I've got spineless opuntia cuttings for you. I may be able to find some that have rooted.
RJ - I would be interested in the sprekelia, winter rose helleborus and the asarum. I'm also looking for hot lips salvia for a friend, if anyone has it. Let me know what your looking for.
hosta200 - thanks, that would be great. I hope I have something you're interested in. Anything particular you're looking for?
Dana- i'll see if my dicliptera has made an appearance by then & dig you a chunk if it has. I can bring a section of prickley prickly pear if you'd rather have that than the spineless, or in addition- let me know.
RJ- i'm interested in sprekelia, gold tradescantia, hesperaloe, agave americana, miscanthus, dwarf lilac, tetrapanax. Can always use some celenadines since i'm trying to get a colony going. (Ralph has been so generous over the yrs but i lost most of them to drought a few yrs back. The 2 you gave me last yr are doing well, Ralph!) Would be interested in cuttings of edgeworthia, fotherguilla minor, and itea. What kind of viburnum do you have? I'd love to get any of the really fragrant ones. I have most of the native ones. I don't know what i have to trade that you might be interested in. You must have left before i started swapping. Not sure if i'll get time to update my lists, but it should give you an idea of what i have and i can take cuttings of anything or dig stuff on request. If there's something you're looking for, holler! Looking forward to meeting you.
jdbheartsease- i have lipstick and can get you a rooted cutting or if i run out of time, some fresh ones. It's very easy to root. I might even be able to dig a chunk- i noticed that this yr it's spreading into indy plants in the base. Mainly b/c the winter actually killed most of the top stuff back for the first time in 5 yrs and i could SEE. This thing's a monster!
Tamelask, I would like some of the lipstick salvia, possibly 2 - definitely one for Karen and one for myself if you have it to spare. I'll look around in my garden and see what I have to share that you would be interested in. Know for sure - plenty of hostas, arum, monkshood seedlings & purple bell flower - I'll have to look the botanical name up on that one. Judy
I'm in the process of yanking up some jewelweed/touchmenot in an area I don't want it. If anyone wants some let me know asap. It's great to have around for poison ivy. I finally got it established where I want it near a creek and am removing it from the bed where I started it. It should transplant ok from the baby seedlings.
RJ - any dwarf lilacs or anything other than Miss Kim (I have) I'd love to try! I'm addicted to lilacs!!
I'll know more about what I'm going to have in a couple weeks. Just now trying to get my beds straightened out.
Judy, i'll be happy to share. I'm fairly certain i can get 2 chunks out since i want to thin it there anyhow. If the bellflower is either codonopsis or cobea i'd LOVE some! If it's campanula, don't worry with it- i haven't had good luck with any except 2 kinds. I like monkshood, too.
Dana, my dicliptera is coming back. I'll be sure to get you a chunk.
Hah ha, Deb! Not so long ago you were trying to get jewelweed going! I was in the same boat about 6-8 yrs ago. I see i have a lot of thinning of it to do myself! there's a reason weed is in the name, though it is useful & beautiful. :)
Tam, yep it was you and Ralph I believe that got me started again. I am tickled pink to have it! Use to have a bunch of it along a ditch and the county bush-hogged it. So handy to have around! I'm only removing it from the nursery bed. :)
Tammy, thanks! I'd love the dicliptera. I think I'll stick with the spineless prickly pear, but thanks for the offer. Let me know what I can bring you.
Dana, I have the spineless prickly pear if ya need more.
Tammy. It is campanulas that I have. Lots of them coming up that I need to get rid of. Are you sure you don't want some? I'll bring you a some monkshood seedlings and I'll also see what else I can find. What about gooseneck or saxifraga stolonifera (strawberry geranium) - do you need some of those? Judy
RJ I'm interested in your japanese roof iris, egyptian walking onions, and edgeworthia.
Please check out my trade list and let me know if you want anything.
judy, bite your tongue! No, i do NOT want any gooseneck loosetrife. I have a big bunch of it i desperately need to get rid of. If you do bring some to the swap be sure you label it invasive so a newb doesn't get taken unaware! i love the way it looks, but... Sure, i'll try a campanula or 2 so long as you won't be mad if they die. only ones i can grow are takesimana and punctata and those 2 go absolutely crazy. But i would love the monkshood. I have plenty of the strawberry begonia, but thanks. It makes such a nice ground cover for shady areas.
Dana, don't worry about a trade. I'm so overwhelmed with work right now i'll be lucky to get what i've asked for in the ground and i know we're probably lopsided from before. You're always generous. I don't blame you for sticking with the spineless- the spiney stuff is nasty. I keep mine contained to a pot.
Deb, if you plan to bring jewelweed, transplant it when really small and give it time to recover. It wilts nearly instantly when you transplant it, as i found out the hard way. Some will recover, some won't. It's easiest from direct scattered seed, as ma nature shows us.
I've missed the last couple of swaps but it looks like the dates are working out for me to come this year. I still don't know what I'll be bringing, but will try to get some cuttings and things going this weekend so if anybody has a particular want that I might have, let me know. I've had a lot in the greenhouse this winter so there should be plenty of good cutting material available. I've even got a brug in bloom!
Judy, I'm interested in your monkshood.
Bob, from your trade list I'd love to trade for Heuchera richardsonii and/or Tiarella cordifolia.
RJ, I'm looking to replace my blue fescue and am also interested in variegated polemonium and celandine poppy.
Topher, as always you have lots of stuff I'd like, in particular colocasia Big Dipper and variegated heliconia. Are you looking for zone 7 hardy things or would you be interested in tropical plants like Costus barbatus (C. comosus)?
Lynne, what agastaches are you bringing?
Karen, i'd love to try that little blue sage again if you're coming. What could i bring you? Excited you can come- you always bring the sweetest little jewels! :)
Ok - Tammy -LOL - I will not bring you any gooseneck. Good Idea - I will label it invasive, because it is or can be. I've be sharing mine for years and keep it contained. However, I'm bringing you some monkshood that I've winter sowed from seed.
Karen - Your wish is granted. Monkshood for you too.
Karen - I'll have the H. richardsonii and Tiarella for you. I'm looking for shade tolerant plants, if you have any.
Deborah, the more the merrier on the spineless prickly pear, just let me know what I can bring you.
Dana - Though considered spineless they do have some tiny microscopic spines that can still irritate the skin. Just a warning you that you'll still need gloves to work around them. I have some rooting that may or may not be ready by swap time.
Bob, do you have/need any epimedium or Iris cristata? Helleborus foetidus or H. x orientalis? I might also be able to dig a bit of variegated Disporum if it's not too deep in the stone wall, and I've got a little Scutellaria species out there in a shady spot, I think it's a native but I'll have to check the tag to see which one.
Karen -- Was it you who brought Salvia 'Christine Yeo' one year? I got one and it did wonderfully but then I lost it the following year. I sure would like to have another.
Karen - I would love to get some epimedium from you if you have extra to share. I'm bringing you some monkshood. Judy
Karen - The Disporum (if you can pry some out) and Epimedium would be appreciated. Thanks, Bob
Bob, I'll put you down for epimedium and will pry on the disporum. I think I should be able to get some out.
Judy, I can bring you some epimedium, too.
Tammy, my patch of S. sinaloensis didn't survive my digging it up last time. I think it was too early in the spring and I ended up eradicating it with my digging for the swap. I've got a new plant waiting to go into the ground and will try to get a cutting started for you, but I need to be careful with that one until I can get it re-established.
Carla, I have brought 'Christine Yeo' in the past but don't have enough growth right now to make cuttings on. I'll keep you in mind in case I do them for the fall.
I'm not sure which salvias I'll have this spring, but there should be a few. For anyone who has a greenhouse, S. fulgens and S. karwinskii have bloomed all winter and I would be glad to make cuttings of those.
Karen W - I am bringing Agastache Apricot Sprite and then I sowed some seed from Thompson Morgan called fragrant mix - not sure what colors - it will be a surprise :) ......
Oh, no worries, Karen! I was being greedy. Please, get your plant established. I can alwasy grab one down at bb if i get down. I got a 'christine yeo', probably the same year, and used it in 2 fair gardens but then lost it the next winter and would love to get some of it if you get it going for fall. The salvia karwinskii sounds fun! My s. leucantha bloomed most of the winter in the cool greenhouse. Let me know what i can get you. Oh, i discovered today i have a bunch of that succulent dianthus japonica in the drive. The mother plant seems to be gone, but it did bloom for a looong time last year. So i'll bring some of those (not that you need them!).
i'll be bringing dame's rocket and 2 'flying dragon' trifoliate orange seedlings. Also noticed a clump of horehound. I'm sure if work ever lets me get into the garden, i'll find lots more goodies to bring.
Tammy, I'll start a cutting from karwinskii for you. And don't count me out on the D. japonica, I haven't seen mine back yet.
Oh, well, i'll bring you some, then! It seems only appropriate! :)
I have posted on my Trade Page a partial list of plants I have for trade at the Raleigh swap. I hope to complete the list within the next few days.
I started some cuttings today -- will see what takes and what doesn't.
Ralph, I have a few things set aside for you.
Ralph, I would love one of the pineapple guava. Also interested in Phyllis Fancy salvia. Not sure what I have to tempt you with. Anything in particular you're looking for? I may have some interesting tomatoes but so far, I'm disappointed in the vigor of all my seedlings. We'll see. Oh, btw ... do you still have that coleus 'Big Red'? It is the only thing I've ever put beside Salvia 'Hot Lips' that was flattering!
This is a long shot but I'll toss it out there anyway. If anyone has a seed, cutting or start of Salvia mexicana 'Limelight', I would go to great lengths to find something you're interested in. That sounded sort of desperate, didn't it?
Carla, I'll look and see if I've got Limelight out there. If I do, I'll stick a cutting this afternoon.
Bless you, Karen!
Hollyclyff, I did find a pot of the spineless opuntia alreay rooted that I'll bring in addition to cuttings.
Do you still have any Crocosmia "Star of the East"?
Carla, I lost most of my Coleus over the winter including all of the 'Big Red' after growing it for 3 years. I am just starting cuttings of S. 'Phyllis Fancy', so I do not know if they will be ready by swap time or not. What varieties of tomatoes and other veggies are you growing?
I do still have 'Star of the East' I'll pot some up for you.
Ralph, coleus did fine over the winter in my greenhouse, so I'm propagating from both mine and from the ones you gave me and should be able to more than replace what you lost. Let me know if there's anything else that didn't winter over for you, and if there are particular plectranthus you're looking for. And although our swap balance is way, way out of whack already, could I get a start of Impatiens omeiana?
Ralph, I was so excited about trying some new varieties of toms this year but my seedlings are going nowhere. I have one 'Carbon' that is holding its own but Black Pear, Orange Russian, Sungold and Riesentraube don't even have true leaves. I'll never use coir again. I've turned to Craig LeHoullier at the farmer's market to get up to speed with some healthy plants. I'm also starting a giant tomatillo called Cisineros. If I get anything going, I'll share with you. It's the type of plant that has Ralph written all over it. ;-)
I have a yard full of "those" plants!
Karen, I am going to try digging some var. Soloman's Seal tomorrow. The Impatiens omeiana is growing in the same area and I will dig some for you then. Re Plectranthus, I lost my Cuban Oregano and the variety that has really thick, large green and white leaves. I also lost the Tradescantia spathacea (Moses-in-a-Basket). To my surprise all of my banana plants with the var. green and brown leaves (Queen of Siam?) seem to have rotted in the crawl space. Last year with the same treatment they came through ok. The good news is that out of 20 or so of rooted cuttings of Hibiscus acetacello 'Haight Asbury', two survived and one is growing so fast that I should be able to get a few cuttings in time for the swap.
Ralph, I'll bring you a variety of plectranthus and I might be able to replace your banana. Another friend gave me one a few years ago that she got from PDN and it may have a pup. I don't have the Tradescantia though.
Ralph, i can bring you some of the tradescantia, and some of the smaller leaved cuban oregano. I still have that gold coin plect i got after the fair for you. I also have a funky- leaved plect (like mini oak leaves) that has a fairly strong resinous odor i could bring. Never had an ID- i got it at BB's one yr. really nice flowers in fall. All of the large leaf cuban oregano died for me, too. It was in the same pot as the extra red/brown banana i had, which also died. not sure what happened to them. I do have another that did fine and if it sets offsets, i'll save you one.
I'm looking for Japanese Painted Ferns, variegated Hostas & other shade loving plants - check my trade pages for plants I have to trade.
Yes Zone 7 hardy please
Topher, maybe I'll have something you'd like in exchange for variegated heliconia, since that's what I'm most interested in. Do you like salvias? I can start cuttings from greggiis 'Wild Thing' and/or 'Takao', and I've already stuck some Salvia disjuncta. I've also got a really nice Salvia from Montrose that was labeled 'late blooming giant' that I think is probably Costa Rican Blue, but I don't really know if it would be zone 7 hardy. I've also got a small rooted cutting of Abutilon 'Canary Bird' (zone 7b) that I could bring you. Or on a less tropical looking note, I've got a small pot of Thalictrum kiusianum, which is a tiny meadow rue for shade, and a second year seedling of Clematis stans x heracleifolia (parent plant from PDN). Let me know if anything sounds interesting. I wish I had some of those bananas on your wish list (esp AeAe), but most of what I have is pretty basic there.
New to plant swapping, pardon any faux pas. Don't have many flowers to swap (yet... am hoping this may change with this year's plant swap). I've quite a number of seeds left from my heirloom garden. If anyone is looking for vegetables, I still have Tigger melons, Pink Brandywine tomatoes, Thai white ribbed eggplant, and Cocozella di Napoli zucchini. I might still be able to get them sprouting by the 8th.
Hey does anyone have any cucumber 'Cool Breeze' seeds? It's my favorite, but when I got around to ordering seeds this year everyone was sold out.
Hi, I have over 50 quilting magazine. Are these of any interest to someone? If so, I'll bring them to the swap. Also, I have 2 New Lenox Poppies on Blue Coffee cups. If your interesed in these, let me know and I'll bring to the swap. Thanks, Judy
Hi guys and gals,
Back from Europe after a couple of exciting unscheduled changes due to the ash from the Icelandic volcano which totally disrupted EU air traffic.
Glad to see the interest in the plants. In order to not clog up this thread I am going to start a separate thread so we can do our little planning prior to the swap.
There are too many plants available to just load them up in my SUV and bring to the swap. I believe it is not practical for me to bring more than 25 plants to the swap because of my space and time constraints as I am getting ready to go back to Panama for work again and I have a lot of planting to do before leaving.
So it's probably best to agree on what we all want online and then just bring what folks want. If there is more interest, we can always organize other swaps later as there is more time available in our schedules and, after I meet you all at the swap and talk about what each of us has in their garden and what we are looking for.
Here's to a fun swap!
Well I split up the Varigated Heliconia and it's not too happy. I am hopping that it will recover. I will being it along with my crocosmia, 2 patio peach tree seedlings and a grab bag of other plants. Karen I would like to try the Abutilon 'Canary Bird' please
Not a plant or even a trade, but does anyone want some tropical fish babies? I've got 5 or 6 sunset platies and 3 fancy guppies that need new homes. They're about a month to a month and half old and big enough to live with most community type fish without being eaten. Healthy fishies, never had any disease in that tank.
Ok- i'll post this to both threads since we got a little spread wide here. :)
The first line is what i'm bringing, second what you're bringing. A (?) after your name/plant means i don't know if you want the item, or if you can bring it- please let me know, thanks.
brenda- cyclamen hederifolia, asclepias tuberosum seedling(?)
snakeroot, curly willow
ralph- gold coin plectranthus, cuban oregano, any other plects(?), moses in a boat
Dana- dicliptera subulata
Karen- Dianthus japonica
RJ- troutlilies, rose epimedium
sprekelia, fern (later), calanthe orchid
Judy- 2 divvy's of lipstick
hardy begonia(?), monkshood seedling (or corydalis, is fine, too)
Elsie (off threads)- pot of jap maples
bringing to the general swap so far- iris cristata, dianthus japonica, japanese maple seedlings, small dogwoods, 1 divvy of lipstick salvia, a forsythia, 2 seedling contorted poncirus 'flying dragon', 2 dame's rocket (purple or white), rudbeckia triloba, hellebore orientalis seedlings, horehound, lathyrus latifolia (perennial sweet pea), tricostemma 'blue curls' and anise agastache.
I will be pretty busy this week, but some possibilities that i could still dig: woodland phlox, a mini bearded iris that is mustardy yellow with a bright blue beard, sedums, carolina jessamine seedlings, butterfly pea, and lots more stuff on my trade page
I also have a ton of tricostemma and aquilegia canadensis babies i could pull up the morn of- they are where i don't want them in the drive. The columbine don't normally transplant well, but they shouldn't be too hard coming from the gravel and if i know someone wants them...
Looking for autumn fern, ostrich fern, and especially 'dehlia's purple' that i brought divisions of to a few people a few yrs back. I lost my mother plant to some disease. It's an old fashioned rose and the chances of finding it elsewhere are nil since my mentor never was able to ID it out, so she named it. I don't know if i could get it from her again- the homestead where it is is ways off and she's in poor health.
Also, i seem to have lost my hardy begonias. I think i gave away too many one year and the drough finished off the rest. Would love to get white or pink, but esp the white.
Tammy, I'll look out in my pots and see if I have your Dehlia's Purple in one. I know you've given me some rose cuttings in the past.
Tammy, I did get Dehlia's Purple from you, and it looks like it may be divisible. I recall you saying that it didn't take well from cuttings, so if I get any time at all before the swap I'll try to divide it and not kill it. BTW, I noticed that both that and Veilchenblau that I got from you at swaps past have one bud on them, a first for both.
Oh, if it's that small still please don't divvy it yet. I'm just glad to know someone i see on a regular basis has it. Pretty sure that nancedar got one too. Thank you so much, though!! Wait for a yr or 2 til it gets going well and then it'll start to sucker out- those are what i got my div's from. I don't want you to risk killing it, please. It doesn't root for anything. It's got to be from some rugosa in the breeding. I did get a small bit before it completely petered out but i'm really worried it's diseased too. I'd rather start from what i know to be a good stock. I'll keep the other one potted up with room to grow and see how it goes. It's got a couple buds on it- a good sign.
Once veilchenblau gets going- watch out! It's like a freight train coming through. Mine will be in high bloom just in time for the swap so be sure to drive past my place on the way to or from the swap (come from the vandora springs rd side and you pass my place). It's right out along the rd and hard to miss, esp on the way to the park. :)
Ok, I'll leave it alone until it starts to sucker, but now that I know it's 'endangered' I'll be sure and keep it in the fenced area so the deer can't get to it. I'll make sure and drive by on the way to the swap -- I love your roses. I also have Pink Pillar that I started from a cutting you gave me and the color on that one is amazing too.
Oh! Lucky you- that one's tricky to get going from cuttings, according to the lady i got mine from. It's absolutely stunning- in color and fragrance. And it just keeps going in flushes all summer long.
I don't know that it's endangered so much as it was never ID'd (and she has access to some of the smartest rose people & books). She told me the story once- a friend named dehlia was instrumental in finding/discovering it wherever they got it- probably a graveyard or homestead, hence the name. I'll have to ask her again & try to write it down. It closely resembles one that is said to be the 'most fragrant rose' (can't think of the name off hand) and i have that one, too, but in habit they couldn't be more different- the fragrant one is finicky, has barely survived these years and is still quite small whereas, dehlia is very easy going and carefree (well, til that disease, which also got my mermaid). She gets lots bigger, too. But the roses' appearance and fragrance are very similar.