We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: bulb log 26  (Read 1222 times)

John85

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 507
bulb log 26
« on: June 29, 2013, 09:32:35 AM »
What is the plant with the white flowers in front of the Meconopsis please(picture before last)

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44017
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: bulb log 26
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 11:36:01 AM »
Hello John, do you mean in this picture ?



They are the little cluster flowers of Petrophytum hendersonii

Very reliable little plant, which makes a good cushion when out of flower too.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

John85

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 507
Re: bulb log 26
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 01:13:31 PM »
Thank you Maggi
Can you tell a bit more about it please:As it grows wild in the state of Washington,do you think it will cope with the warmer weather here?Shall I have to grow it in the shade?How do you propagate it?
And thanks to Ian for all those nice pictures!

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44017
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: bulb log 26
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 02:33:39 PM »
To my shame we haven't really tried to propagate it, John we must try some cuttings this year. Well, I hadn't a memory of rooting it, but Ian tells me that he has made many  plants from cuttings! Silly me! So, we must take some for you, John!!

It has a more restricted distribution than P. caespitosum, but we saw  P. caespitosum used quite widley in the rock gardens of the Czech Republic that we visited recently. Some of those gardens are VERY hot indeed- well set up to a fierce sun, so I would imagine that both would cope well for you.  Sandy Leven grows P. caespitosum well, as I remember (- though Dunblane is claimed to be akin to Atlantis!)

We have it ( P. hendersonii) on a couple of very sunny sites here - in the raised bed in the picture it is exposed to all the weather we get-  cold hot, whatever. It seems very tough.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 03:09:26 PM by Maggi Young »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal