This forum I mean :-) It has been too quiet here for too long. Let's get some discussions going!! It is rapidly approaching that time of year when these great plants start doing their stuff......my H. argutifolius 'Sliver Lace' is already showing some serious buds, as are several 'Ivory Prince', which in my climate are extremely early to bloom plus stay in bloom for months.
Having worked this past season for a large wholesale grower, I've noticed a great many new named forms of x hybridus on the market......apparently tissue culture is going to make it a lot easier for us to purchase specific colored/marked forms at any time of year, not just when they are in bloom so we can verify the color. Personally, I think this is a good thing. What say the rest of you?