2882 - AlpenPix (Garden) - 2010-12-31|
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Hepatica transsilvanica 'Blue Jewel'
Locality: Mountain View Experimental Gardens, Peak 7 Area, Breckenridge, Colorado USA, elevation 10,000 feet, USDA Zone 4.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: This is a very lovely, rich-blue Hepatica that I bought mail-order from McClure & Zimmerman. It was supposed to be one large, bareroot plant but it arrived in several pieces so I planted them as individual specimens. They all "took" and, after 2 seasons, are beginning to form little colonies. I'm growing them in light shade in rather dry but fertile soil. (Sent: Alpineemail@example.com)
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