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Cichorum intyibus
« on: July 31, 2008, 12:59:54 PM »
Cichorum intybus blue form

Cichorum intybus alba

There is a pink one too, but we seem to have lost it. Seeds anyone?

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 09:18:34 AM »
Gosh, Eric, thats a rare one! (well, in this case - two!)

Ive added it to the Master Database. Its now grown to over 26,000 plants (more about that later in "News") and it doesnt even have that Genus!
I then did a RHS search (you can do this in Flower Genie or IG Pro - simply Edit a plant, and in the Plant Profile screen, click the RHS button)
It gave a page not found. I refined the search to search on the Genus only, and STILL no results.

UPDATE:
I hacked with it on Google, and found it offered a genus by name:
Cichorium
When I changed my record in the database to that Genus, I tried the RHS button again. No results. I then refined my search (simply edit the search line in GA100S61 (IG Pro) and click Go (Search)
Up came a list of plants, with suppliers.
However, the species name nearest was:
intybus

I edited the plant name again to:
Cichorium intybus
and the RHS button works lovely.
I'm pretty sure this is the same plant you have shown us. ??
It gives me:
intybus 31 supplier(s)
intybus f. album 20 supplier(s)
intybus var. foliosum 1 supplier(s)
intybus 'Roseum' 27 supplier(s)

Tell us more about it please. Hardy? Height? Flower size? Is it a good bloomer?

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 10:05:35 AM »
Sorry about the spelling error, blame my failing eyesight (and it is!)
(Have to say that the size of print used on here is difficult for me  :( :))
We bought the original plants (blue, pink and white) many many years ago from A Nursery at Hale Cat near Grange over Sands, so we have had them for over 14 years.
They like full sun, well drained soil and flower from mid July till frost. They self seed all over the place, but do come true to colour. I have never tried collecting and sowing the seeds though. They grow to about 1 metre tall. The flowers are a good size, say 2 to 3 cm across (an inch) and there are usually a good number of them. However, the plant is rather coarse and it does fall over on to its neighbours. It really should be staked. I think best grown behind other things where the flowers can be seen but not the stems.
It is of course the perennial edition of Endive and in itself can be eaten. The roots are dug up, the new shoots forced and blanched and eaten as Witloof or Chicory. The production of chicons is a story in itself.

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 10:37:16 AM »
Thanks for the Plant review, Eric. Theres a special Feature in IG Pro fr saving plant reviews by gardeners and suppliers.
As you know, there can be a wide variation in descriptions of the same plant - and there are usually valid reasons (e.g. location)

That plant is a survivor, isnt it! Wish our more tender plants would have the same life expectancy!!

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 03:21:51 PM »
Sorry about the spelling error, blame my failing eyesight (and it is!)
(Have to say that the size of print used on here is difficult for me  :( :))

It comes to us all Eric.  :D

I don't know if you've tried this little tip with Internet Explorer (which I presume is the browser you are using) to make text appear larger on your monitor.

Have your Internet Explorer MENU bar showing.

Click View/Text Size/Largest.

Just remember to 'Refresh' the page once you've changed the text size, just so that the new formatting takes proper effect.

Mine is set on Medium at the moment, but you can change this setting on the fly for whenever it's required.  8)

Cichorum intybus blue form
There is a pink one too, but we seem to have lost it. Seeds anyone?

Can't help with any seeds I'm afraid Eric.  Never had this species, but they do look pretty.

Laurie.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2008, 03:25:28 PM by Kathy & Laurie »

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 04:14:25 PM »
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Have your Internet Explorer MENU bar showing.

Click View/Text Size/Largest.
Ta. I use Zoom as often as I remember, but the memory is going as well as the...................er..............er...........thingies.!


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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 04:20:03 PM »
Well, how about a load of 'sticky notes' all around your monitor to act as reminders.  :D  That way you'll never forget.  ;)

When I was a child, I remember a trick of tying a knot in the corner of your handkerchief as a reminder to do something.  Of course, you had to remember what the knot was there for in the first place for it to work.  If you forgot, it was just a useless knot.

Now, what else was I going to say here????????????? ??? ??? ??? ???

Can't have been very important.

Laurie.

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2008, 02:53:11 PM »
Dont let this put you off, Eric.,or anyone else reading this.
Ive got a few more "tools" here to help me get the correct names for plants.
Ive been fixing up quite a few of my mistakes!

One classic was Aubrieta

I had two versions in the Master Database - Aubretia and Aubretia, with a number of plants in each
I went looking to find which was correct, and found they were BOTH wrong!
I'm trying to shift my brain into accepting the "new" spelling

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2008, 03:18:25 PM »
That is becasue it was named after a M. D'Aubriet.

Now if I could just remember where I put the sticky paper and a pen.........................

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Re: Cichorum intyibus
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2008, 04:41:50 PM »
I didnt know that Eric. Thanks for the info.
I did a quick surf - need to brush up on my French!

Actually, knowing that, it may help me to remember how to spell it now!

I have a question about Aubrieta's. I'll start a new topic. I'm sure you will know the answer.