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Hepatica


Hepatica

I love hepaticas. I once saw one I have never forgotten. It was in a specialist garden place, and it was in a small pot (there was only one plant!). It was robin's egg blue and double! I told the proprietor that I would take it, and he said, "No you won't"! :-( I was so crestfallen that he wanted to cheer me up, and so he went off and returned with the corms of Frittilaria Camchatkensis, a black variety of fritillary from Alaska. I felt much better after he allowed me to have those. (I never know if Fritillary has two t's or two l's.) Hepatica is called "Leberbluemchen" in German: Liverflower! As in hepatitis!



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A lovely shade of blue

2 Jan, 2009

 

beautiful colour

2 Jan, 2009

 

Beautiful...

2 Jan, 2009

 

A truely beautiful photo, great detail,

2 Jan, 2009

 

That is beautiful Lily What a georgeous blue....

2 Jan, 2009

 

Excellent photo and lovely flower!

2 Jan, 2009

 

It really is....with the little white stamens too, gorgeous!

3 Jan, 2009

 

What a beautiful color...the photo is so clear...the flowers dainty and elegant...

4 Jan, 2009

 

A lovely hepatica. I like them also.
Don't worry about not being able to buy the one from the specialist nursery, Lily, it would probably have cost you the better part of your weeks food bill.

15 Feb, 2009

 

Amazing, what a beautiful flower and such a great photo.

6 Mar, 2009

 

What a beautiful blue & a lovely flower.

31 Oct, 2011



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