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As a comment about Leopard Plant (Farfugium japonicum 'Kinkan'), Strever wrote:

the first time i bought this plant 15 years ago it was called gold ring
but it seems the Japanese were more successful with it and called it KinKan
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 21, 2018 12:17 AM CST

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Are you saying that they're the same plant? Should I merge the entries?
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Apr 21, 2018 5:39 PM CST
sure does look like it doesn't it
plants delight is where i bought it years ago and now they are also calling it KinKan
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Name: Zuzu
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Apr 21, 2018 5:47 PM CST

Plants Admin

I think I'll leave things as they are. I found some references treating them as the same plant, but I also found references treating both as separate and legitimate cultivar names.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Apr 21, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Okey Dokey
what do you think about my wild Heuchera micrantha Crevice alumroot
The thread "is this Heuchera maxima ?" in Plant ID forum

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Name: Zuzu
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Apr 21, 2018 7:09 PM CST

Plants Admin

I don't know enough about heucheras to comment on that one.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Apr 21, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Zu
i have tried many commercial colorful fancy Heucheras over the years and they just don't like my shade Sad
and there are maybe 2 doz+ of these wild native plants growing around on my property
i have NEVER in the 12 years here seen leaves turn the color of the one in the data base
during the winter the leaf veins do darken
maybe the one in the database is a run away Smiling
who is the Heuchera expert here ?

thanks
Dick


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 21, 2018 7:47 PM CST

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@NJBob, can we have your opinion of the photo in the Heuchera micrantha entry, please? Does it look okay to you or is it the wrong color?

Small-Flowered Alum Root (Heuchera micrantha)
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Apr 21, 2018 8:16 PM CST
According to what I have read they have a variety of coloring from green to red green to purple green. One of the problems with all the different Heuchera is that so many look like each other and growing conditions can really affect coloring. I have not seen the native ones myself as they are a West coast variety.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Apr 21, 2018 8:54 PM CST
Thank you Bob
thank you Zu
Tony at Plants Delight kinda says the same thing that they can change color hue in the winter

Dick
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