Red Hot!!!

highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)June 9, 2011

Okay, thought I would just keep the color thread theme going. Most of my reds aren't blooming yet, but I found one.

Dianthus 'Black Magic' (I think. If not, it's 'Sooty')

It's actually darker, and more burgundy than it appears in this photo.

Maltese Cross is just starting to open up, so I'll add more pics to this thread soon.

Feel free to add your own red hot bloomers : )

Bonnie

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Dan Staley

Well, you beat me to it, I was going to do shades of reddish, so I will anyway:

Heuchera spp. next to new paver border:

Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'

Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw'

Dianthus 'Flashing Lights'

Acer japonicum 'Bloodgood'

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Coppertina' blooming nicely

Berberis thunbergii 'Ruby Glow'

Dianthus 'Spotty'

Papaver orientalis & Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Back to work!

Dan

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 6:49PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Very nice, Dan!

Sorry to beat you to the punch. We haven't done a yellow thread yet : )

Hey, while you're saving the Digitalis obsura seeds for me, could you set aside some of those Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw' too. I've been wanting a red Geum for about 3 years now, but can't seem to get them established.

I've tried numerous Heucheras, but they are not happy here. They'll live a season or two, but then gradually wither away to nothing.

Hoping to have more reds to show soon ...

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 12:09AM
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Dan Staley

Got me some yellas! And white. Thank you, I particularly like that Dianthus 'Flashing Lights'. I had a prof in undergrad who grew Dianthus and I didn't understand until recently.

Our heuchera, for some reason, continue to live. They are all eastern exposure and moved to least amount of sun. Not my area of control, aside from I moved them there and walked away ;o) .

And I forgot I had this from when we had the haze from the fires:

Helianthemum nummularium and Cerastium tomentosum

Dan

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 1:17AM
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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

Bonnie, I had Dianthus a few years ago and it was a really intense color. Maybe time to get some more.

I don't have any red flowers except some snow peas right now and the red doesn't seem to come through on my phone's camera. I really need to fix my camera or get a new one.

I do have this tasty looking red strawberry.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:45PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Nice strawberries, Gjcore! Mine haven't started producing yet.

Here are a couple more reds:

Another shot of the Dianthus

Wintersown Petunia 'Picobella Red'. Already blooming and the plant is only about an inch tall!

Lychnis chalcedonica, wintersown '09

Penstemon pinifolius

That's all for now. I'll be adding more soon : )

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 11:51AM
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Dan Staley

Knautia macedonica

Callirhoe involucrata

Dan

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:33PM
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cnetter(z5 Co)

I need to get out and take a lot of pics, but here's a few recent ones:
The first is an unknown ice plant. It's similar to Red Mountain, but not quite. The bloom is much brighter:

The second is one of my favorite little semps:

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 11:54AM
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Dan Staley

That ice plant is very cool.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 11:58AM
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cinderspritzer(z 4 or 5)

I call this one my surprise, and it's one of lots planted by the previous owners. I found it peeking out from under a massively overgrown mess of purple roses.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 8:34PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

cnetter - if you are ever able to get some cuttings off of your ice plant and "semps" (sempervivums) for one of the swaps, I would LOVE to have some. They are awesome!!!

I'll have to get some shot of my red ones to post ...

Marj

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 10:24PM
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Dan Staley

Dianthus 'King of the Blacks':

Dan

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 10:47PM
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cinderspritzer(z 4 or 5)

Seems no matter how many shots I took at any angle, I couldn't get a good picture of these :-/

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 8:58AM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Oooo - Dan, your shot of your Dianthus reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting! Love her stuff. Very cool!!

Marj

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 9:56AM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

Ok, here are a couple of my reds!

Geranium:

And Snapdragon:

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 10:44AM
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cinderspritzer(z 4 or 5)

Hibiscus Rose-

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 11:55AM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

I intended to get this done earlier, but, still, in honor of the Fourth of July, here are my reds!

My annual Dianthus chinensis---that comes back every year!

My favorite Sweet William---which has bloomed for at least three years now--but I have still not been successful in getting seed from it--and the seeds probably wouldn't come true to color anyway since I have other Sweet Williams in the yard!

And my one red (it's considered to be "black!") rose! 'Ink Spots'

Skybird

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 1:59AM
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cnetter(z5 Co)

mstywoods,
I doubt I'll ever make it to a swap, but if you live in Westminster, you don't live very far from me. I have a LOT of different kinds of semps.
That particular one in the picture is Jeanne d'Arc.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 5:52PM
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conace55(z5 CO)

Hope for Humanity rose From reds

Montmorency Cherries -- Historically, we've harvested the tree over the July 4th holiday. They're reddening very quickly, but we have a few more days until harvest. From reds

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 3:07PM
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BethAnne67(Utah Z4B)

Peonies

Yarrow

Bellotts Fourpi

Royal Ruby

Monkey Flower

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 4:50PM
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mstywoods(z5, Westminster, CO)

cnetter - sorry to hear you don't think you'll ever make it to a swap! I highly recommend it if it's at all possible for you!!

I have a few semps, and I think they are all from past swaps (and probably from Skybird). I'm new to them - from googling, seems like most are varieties of Hens and Chicks. Is that right?

I found a great thread from RMG on the topic: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/rmgard/msg0618074522955.html?14. Skybird - I absolutely love the 'cobweb' - what a unique plant!!

I was also fascinated with greenbean08's neighbors "martian" - how cute! And if Gardenbutt is still an active member - what an absolutely beautiful home you created with your husband!! I didn't see a pic of your living roof, however, that you mentioned you had semps growing on. Would love to see that!

cnetter - send me a private message if you'd really like to pass along some of your semps :^) That would be lovely! Let me know what plants you are looking for in case I might have some to swap with you.

BethAnne - love your Royal Ruby and Monkey Flower!

Marj

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 9:23PM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

I don't want to hijack the Red Thread, but, Misty, if you're getting into the semps, go to Cnetter's bio page, click on her PhotoBucket link, then scroll down to the Sempervivum, 156 photos link on the right and click on it, then click on View All at the top---and be amazed! And she has pics of most of them at different times of the year, so you can see how very much many of them change during the year! I looked at most of them, but had to stop because I was drooling all over my keyboard! ;-) And then go to the link below and check out the alpha links on the right side! Oh, my! There are SO many I'd like to have!

I love the two red ones you posted too, BethAnne! But I think your fingers got mixed up when you typed the title for your first pic! ;-) Welcome to RMG! Glad to have you joining us!

Skybird

Here is a link that might be useful: SMG Succulents

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 1:47AM
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BethAnne67(Utah Z4B)

Ooops! Dementia setting in. Thanks for pointing out the error, Skybird!! Petunias!! I have heard that peonies do well in the high country, though...and are deer proof?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 7:18PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Most of the daylilies I received from Catladysgarden are blooming now. Here are a couple of the reds.

Mended Heart

Merle Kent

Coreopsis tinctoria 'Roulette', which I wintersowed this year. This is its first bloom. Can't wait to see it covered in blooms!

Gaillardia 'Burgundy', wintersowed in '07

More later ...

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:55PM
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jnfr(z5b CO)

That's a gorgeous coreopsis, and very unusual. I like it!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 2:21PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Thanks, jnfr! I'll be saving seeds from it, if you'd like some in the fall.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 4:16PM
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