Bob's Honey Pot

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)July 26, 2014

I originally took this pic for the Rozanne but this Picea abies 'Honey Pot' is looking just as good.

One of the best conifers out there. Keeps a nice golden color that doesn't burn in 8 hours of sun here at the peak of the season.

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whaas, that's real nice.
is that from fincham ?
what 10 yr size

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:45PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Yep, he's the one. I still think Gold Drift and the seedlings will be a legacy that will be left for generations to come.

I'm guessing 4' x 4' in 10 years. Color is better in more humid areas from what I understand.

Now I have several habits and sizes to give Skylands a run for the money. Don't have to shade cloth these bad boys.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 8:30PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Naming it 'Honey Pot' instead of 'Honey Bucket' was wise.

The geranium cultivar is actually 'Gerwat', with Rozanne being a trademark used to sell 'Gerwat'.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 12:11AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

hey killer.. even thought there isnt a scale there....

you could look at leader and side shoot growth and estimate size in 10 years ...

i figure i am seeing 5 to 7 inches ... going large.. 70 inches or so ... now if i could only divide by 12 ... i would be all set

subject to will going out there and measuring ...

and presuming its been in the ground a year or two.. and rather established ... annual growth could go up a bit if its not ....


    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:16AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Glad they used Rozanne as the tradename as thats a terrible cutlivar name. I remember another look alike Jolly Bee that I believe as since been deemed the same cultivar.

Ken, I averaged the growth rate to be 4". With so much rain in June the growth rate is on the high side this year. All my (non pot bound) established cultivars had similar results.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:53AM
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ken, I do know that, ever since Rich Eyre BARKED that at me years ago when I was eyeing burkes red. it's just easier being lazy and ask.
Who else has Gold Drift seedlings ? I recall there being 5
Who have other

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    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 3:33PM
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    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 5:36PM
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Here is the original about 12 years old. The one to the left is 8 years old and a graft. The color would be better but they spend part of the day shaded.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 11:12AM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Maybe call the next one 'Tiddlywinks'.

'Jolly Bee' was better (bigger, bluer flower and more compact habit) than 'Gerwat' but Blooms went after the introducer and he let them have their way. The basis for their claim was that the two were almost genetically identical.

So are chimps and humans.

Memorable selling names and jawbreaker cultivar names are common practice now among commercial growers that are trying to protect profits from new introductions. Often the cultivar names are actually informative combination words, if you know what each syllable stands for. Hence all the Monrovia cultivars with the prefix 'Mon' and the Lake County Nursery plants with 'Zam' (for Zampini, the owner) as part of the cultivar name.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 12:18AM
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I have Summer Daze and really like its form. In fact, I have located it near my Skylands. My only downer so far with it is unlike Skylands, it definately is losing its golden color in my mostly shady location. But I have no choice in Oklahoma. It would burn for sure here under our extended 100 degree + sunny daze. :-)


    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 4:05PM
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