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Title: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 18, 2012, 05:32:39 PM

What are you growing from Archibald seed?/ Pictures of  plants you are  growing from Archibald seed

Alstromeria pallida cw 2200 m,   Archibald 94-14355 5/95 flowering today. Two seedlings.

johnw   - +15c and cloudy
Alstromeria pallida cw 2200 m,   Archibald 94-14355 5/95 flowering today. Two seedlings.
johnw   - +15c and cloudy
John, your posting of this JJA coll. gives me the chance to flag up something that I hope you and others will note and remember:  we would like to gather as many photos of JJA collection plants as possible, complete with any comments etc.  Yes, another project is in hand!
Cheers,
 Maggi


some alstroemerias blooming here in Spain, including…..
A. garaventae and also A. pallida. Probably Watson & Flores collections from JJA seedlist
Alstroemeria garaventae 2.027.000
Alstroemeria pallida 2.028.500
Alstroemeria diluta 2.026.700
   

Rafa - what a mouthwatering collection of alstroemerias. I've grown two or three of them, but must try more - garaventae grows well outside on a raised bed, and I once had a beautiful dwarf form of hookeri which it would be lovely to grow again. Your pictures remind me of the collection I once saw in one of Jim Archibald's greenhouses, and trying to stop myself listing every species down on my seed order!
I undestand you Tim, Archibald's catalogue was a dream and a nightmare at the same time ;D. This is another form of A. garaventae of the last seeds I received



I really like the idea of amassing information and photos of JJA collections. I have a lot that have come and gone in the garden (after all many were not the easiest of plants! I recall a whole lot of different bomareas). It would make a great tribute to one of finest plantsman, nurseryman, seed collector and speaker that any of us have been privileged to meet - and relatively unrecognised by the wider horticultural world. The main difficulty that I see would be in accurately assigning Jim's collection numbers to specific plants but this shouldn't be too hard to overcome with contributions from many gardeners who had seed and have kept those wonderful seedlists.
Yes, Tim, attribution of the proper collection numbers would be the best option  but I think that even plants more loosely labelled as from JJA seed are of interest.
Of course, not all seed offered by Jim and Jenny was wild collected, and not all of it by themselves, but again, everything goes towards an overall picture of the contribution made to our gardens.
I am, naturally, collating all the photos in this Forum that are shown as being from the Archibalds to  the picture listings. 

Tomorow I will take pictures of A. pallida, this is a good project and a good tribute to Jim's work. He sent me an emotional letter few months before die that It touched me a lot. I didn't meet him in person, but I will remember him forever as the generous Gentleman he was, and the important work he did for plant conservation.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ronm on July 18, 2012, 08:31:20 PM
A most worthy initiative Maggi. Another SRGC important innovation. Its such a loss if information of this type fades into oblivion with time. Bon chance,  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on July 18, 2012, 08:58:41 PM
A brilliant idea and I will certainly contribute where I can.



Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: admin on July 18, 2012, 09:34:20 PM
Another SRGC important innovation. Its such a loss if information of this type fades into oblivion with time.

Indeed. This is in part to tie in with a new resource being brought to you by Maggi and Ian's hard work. All will be revealed  before too long, but for now, it's safe to say that  Jim Archibald's work will not be fading into oblivion.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on July 19, 2012, 09:12:33 AM
I visited Jim and Jenny Archibald in 2005 and was wonderfully lucky to be given hospitality and the chance to explore their garden. I only have slides taken from this and a visit a couple of years earlier so can't show them on the Forum unless they are scanned, but it is the most remarkable garden I have ever seen - partly because of how beautifully and sensitively it was made, but more because of the incredible range of plants which underpinned Jim and Jenny's eye-opening seedlists. I have copies of these from 1990 and one caught my eye, in reference to Ron McBeath when he left as assistant curator at Edinburgh Botanic Garden. Jim was a wordsmith as well as a great gardener and he chose to play on the word 'curator' - 'care for' - something that all gardeners feel for plants, even if we don't have such great abilities. Those introductions to Jim's and Jenny's seedlists may have come from someone with extremely exacting standards, but he shared these rather than, as what can happen, impose them on others, and the result was to inspire so many gardeners around the world and keep our eyes open to the wonderful diversity of plants. The best legacy of all will be for new gardeners to develop specialist nurseries and collect and distribute seed and write so evocatively about plants, and give such exciting and enjoyable talks on their exploits!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on July 19, 2012, 10:40:35 AM
I was lucky enough to  visit Jim & Jenny's fascinating garden many years ago. Among many wonderful things I vividly remember the clumps of Erythronium dens canis - the best I have ever seen.

It would be good to publish a selection of Jim's introductions/editorials, although the more acerbic ones  might discomfort  some members of the horticultural establishment.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 19, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
It would be good to publish a selection of Jim's introductions/editorials, although the more acerbic ones  might discomfort  some members of the horticultural establishment.

..and why not ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on July 20, 2012, 08:10:45 AM
Anemone petiolulosa JJA 162.050  Sown October 1998. 14 years old and still going strong.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on July 23, 2012, 03:18:12 PM
Thanks to the WONDERFUL new Archibald resource (and splendid new SRGC home page), I've been able to correct my data for the above. And note Jim said it is 'not wonderfully long-lived' so 14 years isn't a bad effort!

Well done to all concerned! :) :)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ronm on July 23, 2012, 04:22:17 PM
Well said Darren. The archive is amazing work  ;D ;D, and the fronts page is very  8) 8)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 23, 2012, 04:30:50 PM
There is much more to come yet in the Archibald Archive :  Jenny has been very supportive and David Stephens is working, even as we speak, on Jim's field notes.

Jim was a giant in our plant world and we very much hope that this archive will do him justice.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: admin on July 23, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
The new site with the Jim Archibald resource is at

http://www.srgc.net (http://www.srgc.net)



Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: admin on July 23, 2012, 06:53:28 PM
Jim was a giant in our plant world

He most certainly was that and it is fitting these records of his work are saved forever and presented to the wider plant community by a giant of the plant society world. The SRGC.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on July 23, 2012, 08:01:31 PM
A few plants in our garden from Archibald collections (many more are on slides):-

Anchusa undulata - JJA 153.200
Delphinium luteum
Eucomis schijffii
Gladiolus flanaganii - JJA 3.261.000
Helleborus ex. 'Cosmos' - 6.564.020
Lilium humboldtii - JJA 1.498.901
Muscari pseudomuscari - JJA 690.700
Narcissus panizzianus - JJA 702.680
Pelargonium quercetorum - JJA 758.100
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 05:36:08 AM
Here's my contribution, just a handful of plants that I remember and that I have pictures of. The notes in brackets are from the little tickets that came with the seeds (I knew I was hanging on to them for a reason ...)

Iris iberica subsp. elegantissima 589.609
(Ex Turkey, Erzurum, Kirekli pass to Tortum, 2200m. Steppe. Ex KKPS 93-44)
Quite yellowish standards on this plant.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 05:37:21 AM
Crocus abantensis 0339609
(Ex Turkey, Bolu, near Abant golu. 1100m.)
Flower in real life is a bit bluer than it appears on my screen.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 05:38:42 AM
Mertensia pterocarpa var. yezoensis 4562600
(No data. Native to Japan, Hokkaido at alpine levels)


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 05:40:04 AM
Calochortus tolmiei 1.178.002
(Oregon, Josephine Co., SW of Selma, 450m. Volcanic detritus)

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 05:41:13 AM
Lilium langkongense 4.519.509
(Ex China, Yunnan)

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on July 26, 2012, 11:12:18 AM
Calochortus tolmiei 1.178.002
(Oregon, Josephine Co., SW of Selma, 450m. Volcanic detritus)

I'm growing this from the same collection Doreen but sadly only one reached flowering size so it is a dead-end for me.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 26, 2012, 11:41:42 AM
I'm growing this from the same collection Doreen but sadly only one reached flowering size so it is a dead-end for me.

I only have the one small plant too, which has never set viable seed, so the outlook's not hopeful. Don't know if it's the transition of the seeds from northern to southern hemisphere or more likely I'm at fault, but I also only managed to grow one each Iris iberica elegantissima and Crocus abantensis. However the Crocus set a little seed last year so I'm holding my breath right now watching over two small seedlings.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Doreen Mear on July 29, 2012, 11:37:01 AM
Another Archibald collection, Iris rosenbachiana, JJA 0.596.059. Not my plant (I wish it was!) but I have permission to post its photo.

596.059 :# IRIS ROSENBACHIANA (Subgen. Scorpiris) Tajikistan, Hissar range, Harangon valley. (An exquisite, very variable, dwarf juno with bright green foliage. Currently accepted as including I.baldschuanica and I. nicolai, this variant is rated by Janis Ruksans as "one of the most beautiful forms" as well as being a good grower. The large flowers are basically white, tinted with bluish violet and with a prominent rich red-purple blotch below the broad orange-yellow crest on the blade of the falls. The species can be rather difficult to maintain over a long period but usually progresses well from seed, once you have induced it to germinate. This is by far the easiest to grow of the local variants known in cultivation.)

(edited by  MY  to add  seedlist info - march 2013)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 29, 2012, 02:39:52 PM
Thanks to all those posting their photos of "Archibald " plants here, or sending them to me direct.
This is much appreciated and I do urge you to continue to do so. It will be great if we can get as large a range as possible for the Archibald Archive on the main site.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on July 31, 2012, 04:51:26 PM
Crocus karduchorum A346.300

346.300 :# CROCUS KARDUCHORUM Turkey, Bitlis, SW of Van Golu. c. 1900m. In clay among deciduous Quercus. (Only found in this small area & confused with a form of C. kotschyanus for almost 100 years after Kotschy's 1859 type coll. (after another 50 it still is in some bulb lists.). Still very little-known in gardens, where it is quite a fastidious species & should not be kept too hot & dry when dormant. A very lovely, leafless, lilac-blue autumn flower utterly distinct in its arresting, floppy, feathery, white style. "A gorgeous thing, my favourite autumn Crocus" commented Henrik Zetterlund.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on July 31, 2012, 06:23:05 PM
Very nice Tony - you got the real thing. I managed to produce one flowering size plant from this seed & it was not C. karduchorum.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on July 31, 2012, 06:45:07 PM
Gerry you will notice that it is a single plant in the pot the only one to survive. The photograph was in 2009 and I now have two. Prolific is not a phrase that springs to mind.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on July 31, 2012, 08:44:35 PM
My - somewhat limited - experience of crocus seed from JJA is that germination was poor compared to my own fresh seed. Fortunately,  the plants I raised turned out to increase vegetatively so I was not too unhappy.   
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on August 29, 2012, 11:09:54 AM
Fritillaria erhartii   A494.800

Sorry it is such a poor picture but it is the only one I have.

494.800 :# FRITILLARIA EHRHARTII Greece, Evia, E of Karistos. 200m. Seasonally damp, N & W-facing sides of gulley on mica-schist. (A beautiful native of S Euboea & the neighbouring Kiklades. Big, bloomy, yellow-tipped,grape-black bells glow to ruby in the evening sun. Stout 20-30cm. stems can carry up to6 flowers. Not often seen but easy here under glass.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 29, 2012, 11:15:26 AM
Thanks Tony.
 We have another pic of that collection, so your addition all helps to build a "picture" of the plant .
http://files.srgc.net/archibald/genus/pix1/Fritillaria_erhartii_MarkGriffiths.jpg (http://files.srgc.net/archibald/genus/pix1/Fritillaria_erhartii_MarkGriffiths.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on August 29, 2012, 11:17:27 AM
Cyclamen africanum  A358.000
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Dionysia on October 26, 2012, 06:00:27 PM
I was recently given some seed from the residue of Jim's stocks among which is a packet merely labelled F&W11108. Does anybody know which species it is? I know it is Flores & Watson, probably collected in the Atacama desert as I have been able to locate the numbers immediately adjacent in the Master List thread. May not germinate as I believe it was collected around 10 years ago but nothing ventured. Also I received several packets bearing an acronym BCG eg BCG01 01963, Kelseya uniflora from Powder River Pass, Wyoming. Does anybody know what the acronym stands for?
Paul Ranson
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 26, 2012, 06:36:18 PM
Hello Paul,
a search of the Master List of Archibald seed .......
( http://files.srgc.net/archibald/seedlists/JJA_seedlist_master_SRGC.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/archibald/seedlists/JJA_seedlist_master_SRGC.pdf)
has not been very helpful, I'm afraid.

Nearest numbers are these:
RHODOPHIALA SEROTINA Chile, III, Atacama, between Ovalle & Huasco. A.Flores & J.Watson 11106.

ZEPHYRA ELEGANS Chile, III, Atacama, near Huasco. A. Flores & J. Watson 11107.

So there is a fair assumption to be made that the collection is from the Huasco area of Chile but that's it meantime!



Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Dionysia on October 26, 2012, 07:15:14 PM
Thanks Maggie. You located those quickly, took me much longer. Ironically I occasionally ordered seed from F&W and have their catalogues prior to the one in question.
Paul
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Dionysia on October 26, 2012, 08:22:16 PM
That's very kind of you Maggie. I appreciate your efforts.
Paul
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 29, 2012, 03:36:23 PM
I am still no further forward on the BCG matter.  :-\

I've heard from John and Anita on the other one though....

Collection details:
" 3 January 2006. Chile, Pacific desert coast, Atacama Region, S of Huasco.
F&W 11108 Eulychnia brevifolia (Cactaceae).

A large, branched cactus with very long and dense spines, reaching 2-3 m high on maturity. Entire outside of flower and large fruit invested in a thick, plush coat of old-gold silky wool. Flower bowl-shaped, about 6 cm in diameter, creamy white, the petals often pinkish on the reverse. A dense thicket of white stamens within.
This was the fourth seed gathering of the outing,  which continued up to the northern desert Nitrate Coast of Chile and turned inland to the east, crossing over the high Altiplano section of the Andes into NW Argentina. From there we made our way back down south until parallel with Los Andes when we crossed over back into Chile via the main pass to return home. It was the first collection of ours incorporated into the lists of the Archibalds for our mutual benefit."

I suspect that the fact this is quite a large cactus is the reason for it not appearing in the main Archibald  seedlistings!


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Dionysia on October 31, 2012, 01:17:48 AM
My apologies for the delay in responding Maggi; we were helping my parents (88/85) to move house yesterday so you can imagine how little of our time is our own at present (as evidenced by the posting time!!). I'm pleased to know what I have just sown although I suspect I won't be desperately upset if it doesn't germinate. I don't think my space problems would be helped judging by the description.  Thanks again, Paul.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 31, 2012, 10:30:36 AM
No worries, Paul, I thought nothing of it. Actually, your note reminds ME that I had a helpful suggestion from another forumist about the possible ID of the "BCG" - which I  said I would pass on to you and then promptly  forgot, so I am the one who needs to send apologies!

The suggestion was that BCG might refer to Beth Chatto Gardens.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Dionysia on October 31, 2012, 10:23:06 PM
Not sure about the Beth Chatto suggestion. Would they really have sponsored or organised a seed collecting trip to Wyoming, Idaho and other similar areas? Paul.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 02, 2012, 03:12:37 AM
JJA 347.908 Crocus mathewii
Turkey, Antalya, SWof Elmali. 1000m. Open hillsides in very stony terra rossa. P.& P.Watt coll. (A lilac, autumn-flowering, SW Turkish saffron Crocus distinguished in the type-description mainly by its rich, deepviolet throat, though in most sites many plants lack this essential characteristic. In this site, investigated by Peter and Penny Watt when the plants were in flower, all have intense purple throats extending to about one-third of the tepals.)

This picture was taken yesterday, on 1st Nov. 2012. It’s the first flower of this seedling :)

I obtained 1pkt of seeds (5 seeds) from the 2007 Nov. seedlist and received Feb. 2008 and sowed immediately. The seeds germinated 100% Nov. 2008 but unfortunately the seedlings gradually disapeared year by year, and only 2 individuals are surviving now.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 10, 2012, 06:50:55 AM
JJA 347.601 Crocus longiflorus
Italy, Sicily, Madonie Nebrodi. Ex an A. Edwards coll.

Sow: Oct. 2009
Germinate: Nov. 2009
First flower: Nov. 2012
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: JimF on November 10, 2012, 06:39:11 PM
Galanthus reginae-olgae ssp reginae olgae JJA 509.301   

Purchased seed from Sept ’96 list: "Greece, Lakonia, Oros Taigetos, Profitis Ilias 1400m. Shade in decid. woodland. 16.5-95 D.M. Hoskins 95-146 (a little wild seed left for the purist. Collected further & higher up).'

From bulbs grown from the seed by Betty Lowry, WA, USA. Completely hardy out of doors in the ground in full sun next to a partially submerged rock. My bulbs, from Betty's original sowing, are grown in a pot.

Second photo shows the Archibald plant (R) compared to the clone Rosemary Verey grew (L), comparing the length of the pedicles and position of spathes.

Jim
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 12, 2012, 08:15:36 AM
JJA 345.221 Crocus goulimyi var. leucanthus (JJA seed list, Oct 2009)
Greece, Lakonia, S of Monemvassia. J. Ruksans Coll.

Sow: Feb. 2010
Germinate: Nov. 2010
First Bloom: Nov. 2012
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Melvyn Jope on January 02, 2013, 01:38:16 PM
In flower now is a plant of Cyclamen elegans grown from seed from Jim's selection JCA1141. The leaves are a little different in shape and texture (more fleshy) than others that I grow.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Stephens on January 03, 2013, 11:43:43 PM
In flower now is a plant of Cyclamen elegans grown from seed from Jim's selection JCA1141. The leaves are a little different in shape and texture (more fleshy) than others that I grow.

Pleased to see that one still in cultivation Melvyn.
Jim collected the original seed 47 years ago on March 21st 1966, in Iran, 3 miles east of Nowshahr.
At that time it was considered a form of coum.
David
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Melvyn Jope on January 12, 2013, 09:45:12 PM
Only just noticed your reply David, many thanks for this additional information about JCA1141.
Melvyn
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 26, 2013, 11:38:55 AM
JJA 351.100 Crocus rujanensis*
Serbia, Rujan Planina. 600m. Ex a N. Randjelovic coll. (Recently described spring-flowerer. In effect a northern, disjunct population of C. sieberi subsp. sublimis. Rich lavender-blue flowers with yellow throats. May be worth distinguishing by gardeners as it is vigorous & growable under glass & may prove good outside in the UK.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Dec. 2009
First blooming: Jan. 2013
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 27, 2013, 09:37:48 AM
JJA 688.705: Muscari coeleste*
(Subgen. Pseudomuscari) Turkey, Nigde, Kamirkazik Dag, 1700-1750m. Ex KPPZ 90-318. (A diminutive Turkish alpine endemic with a classic Anatolian diagonal distribution, obliquely from here almost to the Georgian & Iranian borders. Only a few cm. high with tight, rounded racemes of open-mouthed, sky-blue bells followed by turquoise-blue tinted capsules. A very local species, which is little-known but will certainly resent hot, dry conditions.)

Sowing: Nov. 2008
Germinating: Jan. 2009
First blooming: Jan. 2013
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 27, 2013, 09:53:44 AM
Tatsuo, your reports of your Archibald plants in Japan are much appreciated.
It is clear that these seed raised plants give you pleasure - which is indicative of the worth of the Archibald's  efforts around the world.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on January 27, 2013, 03:49:27 PM
Very interesting to see Tatsuo 8) 

I received Muscari coeleste under the number JJA 688.704, sowed the seeds in January 2010 and had first flowers in Jan 2012.
According to the JJA master list (http://files.srgc.net/archibald/seedlists/JJA_seedlist_master_SRGC.pdf) compiled by David Stephens 688.704 also refers to seed grown in cultivation, but from plants of origin given as: Turkey, Nigde, SW of Ciftehan, foothills of Bolkar Daglari. 1700m. In turf of alpine meadow by stream. 
However both the insert in the packet and the notes in the Jan 2011 list refer to it as 'ex KPPZ 90-318', like 688.705 which you showed.  Confusing :-\

Unfortunately both last year and this it struggled to free flower scapes from the leaves which grow upright under my conditions, as the first 2 pix show. 
It’s certainly a tiny thing, and tricky to pollinate.


Another one starting here now (also sown Jan 2010, first flowering Jan 2012) is

JJA 688.205: Muscari azureum (seed from cultivated plants)
(Subgen. Pseudomuscari) Turkey, ex KPPZ-2241.  A very local plant in the wild, occurring sporadically in central Turkey, mainly in the eastern Cilician Taurus.  Close to M. pseudomuscari & M. mcbeathianum with dense, ovoid racemes of open-mouthed, sky-blue bells on 10 cm stems.  Usually represented in cultivation by atypical clones.  The true wild species does not proliferate vegetatively and needs some care.

This species has a reputation as being particularly susceptible to virus.  Therefore last year I pollinated it and re-sowed a few seeds as a backup, and now plan to replenish the stock at regular intervals.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 28, 2013, 02:04:56 PM
Thank you Maggi and Ashley :) Yes, he sent me the seeds with boundless pleasure :) :) :)

I have a pot with JJA 688.704 seedlings from Jan. 2011 seed list. The description of 688.704 on the list is replaced to the 688.705. That's so confusing ??? ??? ???

Ashley, where do you grow these muscari pots? I expose these seedling pots outside with only rain covering and they grow well. Perhaps winter temperature at your place is milder than mine?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on January 28, 2013, 08:49:32 PM
They're under glass Tatsuo, to protect them from slugs and excess rain, but cool and well-ventilated. 
However temperatures here are generally mild (rarely much below 0oC) and at about 52oN winter light levels are much lower than yours. 
Unfortunately this combination attenuates the plants a lot, in contrast to your lovely compact plants.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 29, 2013, 12:18:35 PM
Ashley, I forgot the other factors than temperature :-[ But I cannot grow many fascinating himalayan natives here because of summer heat, as you know... :(
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: alanelliott on January 30, 2013, 01:39:39 PM
Currently flowering at RBGE in the Alpine yard is an ex Gothenburg B.G. accession of Jim Archibald's Dionysia aretioides number 2329 collected in Iran during 1966.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: alanelliott on January 31, 2013, 11:47:05 AM
Two more of Jim's collections this time for Equador. Both collected on 5th of July 1993 in the crater of Volcan Pululahua (N of Quito). Both accessions are lacking a collection numbers in our records.

Adiantum poiretii - growing in the tender fern research house. Spores about readily.
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Chelianthes mirophylla - growing in the Arabian research house under supplementary lighting. Additional plants growing in the Arid Lands display house but with the lack of light in the Edinburgh at this time of year they look pretty knackered.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: alanelliott on February 01, 2013, 02:08:29 PM
Dionysia tapetodes collection number 2329 collected by Jim in Iran during 1966. This accession was recieved as a cutting Gothenburg B.G. in 1993.

Currently on display in the "old" Alpine House.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on February 02, 2013, 05:02:50 PM
Tropaeolum sessilifolium listed in August 2006 under JJA 2.971.400 but is actually F&W 11255. (From August 2006 Jim and Jenny were distributing habitat collected seed on behalf of the Watsons)

Only one seed germinated and it started flowering in 2010.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Stephens on February 02, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
Two more of Jim's collections this time for Equador. Both collected on 5th of July 1993 in the crater of Volcan Pululahua (N of Quito). Both accessions are lacking a collection numbers in our records.

Alan
The Adiantum is JCA13695 and the Cheilanthes is JCA13696 both collected at c.3000m.
If you would like a pdf copy of Jim's field notes for these collections e-mail me.
Regards
David Stephens
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 05, 2013, 01:14:41 PM
JJA 689.270: Muscari discolor
(Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Hausshnecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the northern edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extreamely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half of the length of each flower.)

Sowing: Nov. 2008
Germinating: Dec. 2008
First blooming: Feb. 2013

I couldn't find this on the master list but on Sept. 2008 list.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Stephens on February 06, 2013, 09:09:42 PM
JJA 689.270: Muscari discolor
(Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Hausshnecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the northern edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extreamely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half of the length of each flower.)

Sowing: Nov. 2008
Germinating: Dec. 2008
First blooming: Feb. 2013

I couldn't find this on the master list but on Sept. 2008 list.


The master list of JJA seed is unfortunately not fully complete. Jim started compiling this list but never finished it. It is possible to find entries on the individual seed lists that are not shown on the master list. I spent several months trying to make it comprehensive but it is a mammoth task. We finally decided that it was better to put it on the website 99% complete rather than not at all.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 07, 2013, 10:51:29 AM
The master list of JJA seed is unfortunately not fully complete. Jim started compiling this list but never finished it. It is possible to find entries on the individual seed lists that are not shown on the master list. I spent several months trying to make it comprehensive but it is a mammoth task. We finally decided that it was better to put it on the website 99% complete rather than not at all.


Thank you very much for your all contribution to JJA archives, David. It must be a hard work.
I apologise if you feel any offensiveness by my post. I didn't mean any blame... but my English is not so good :-[
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 07, 2013, 11:04:48 AM
JJA 360.100: Cyclamen coum f. albissimum*
Syria (Israeli Occupied Territory), Golan Heights near Mas'ada. (The recently introduced pure white form of C. coum, lacking the dark 'nasal markings' of previously cultivated whites. Rather thin textured, round, unmarked, dark foliage and big, broad flowers. Interesting not only in its distinct appearance but in its southern habitat. Because of the latter, as well as its rarity in cultivation, it will be best grown under glass in the UK.)

Sowing: Nov. 2008
Germinating: Oct. 2009
First blooming: Feb. 2012
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: alanelliott on February 08, 2013, 08:38:54 PM
Draba hispanica collected by Jim in Spain in the Sierra de Cazorale, Prado Redondo above Cazorale at 1500m on a North facing limestone crevices in summit rocks. On the  on the 30th Sep 1984 - almost as old as I am.

Currently in the Prop house in the Alpine Department at RBGE.

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Al
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Menai on February 10, 2013, 11:36:12 PM
With my final order from Jenny Archibald I received some seeds of Lathyrus tropicalandinus2.512.009. (This number is not on the Master List and I don't know in which list it was originally offered)  I sowed them in March last year, 2 germinated in November and quickly faded away, 3 more have appeared in the last 2 weeks. I have found nothing out about this species from Google except an unprepossessing herbarium specimen with records from north-western Argentina.
 Is anyone else growing this? How should I treat the seedlings (all in one pot)? What is its native habitat/ soil type?
 Can Alberto offer any help?

Thank you
Erle
Anglesey where it has rained every day this month
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: alanelliott on February 11, 2013, 08:48:43 AM

What is its native habitat/ soil type?

Lathyrus tropicalandinus is a fairly widespread and variable species, found in high altitude temperate forest on the eastern and central parts of the tropical Andes, from Catamarca Argentina, through Bolivia to Peru, where it is fairly common.

It occurs in a range of different habitats from forest margins, stony ground, rocky slopes/cliffs amongst scrub and semi-scrub vegetation from about 2800 - 3900m.

Hope this gives you some idea about how to treat it in cultivation.
Al
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 17, 2013, 12:34:20 PM
From Alex Jeans - posted elsewhere in the forum :

 February 03, 2013
Iris zagrica flowering here (ex Jim Archibald collection), a nice blue form but also opening in the next week or two will hopefully be the even better very dark blue/almost black and white form.
Alex

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February 17, 2013
Here's another Iris zagrica, also from Jim Archibald's collection, I think with better flower shape and colour than the one I posted a week or two ago. Also slower to increase.
Alex

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Iris zagrica from the sale of Jim Archibald's collection last Autumn.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 17, 2013, 12:48:58 PM
Some other pictures from he Forum from Alex Jeans of  Archibald plants.....

Sternbergia candida from the late Jim Archibald's collection.

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2010 F. liliacea flowering for the first time from Archibald seed

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2011F. liliacea raised from Archibald seed

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 Frit. liliacea in 2012

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 17, 2013, 06:15:37 PM
A couple of photos of plants from JJA seed from Hans Achilles

Hyacinthella heldreichii JJA 571.140

571.140 : HYACINTHELLA HELDREICHII Turkey, Antalya, SE of Korkuteli. c. 1000m. Open slopes with sparse Quercus, Pinus & Daphne. (Sessile, deep blue bells on wiry, 10cm. stems. Not quite so dark as the allied H. lazulina.)

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Narcissus cordubensis  JJA 700.000
700.000 : NARCISSUS CORDUBENSIS Spain, Malaga, Serrania de Ronda, SW of Ronda. J.W. Blanchard 99-15. (A fine, scented, deep yellow jonquil, near N. fernandesii, with up to 3 flowers on 20-30cm. stems. Pots or the bulb-frame.)

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 22, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
JJA 699.814: Narcissus cantabricus (subsp. cantabricus)
Spain, Madrid, Aldea del Fresno. 500m. Clay. R.D.Dominguez coll. (The beautiful, dwarf, early-flowering species with pure-white hoop-petticoat flowers)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Dec. 2009
First blooming: Mar. 2012

Many seedlings are blooming now.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 22, 2013, 11:01:15 AM
Also from YT:

Anemone biflora, JJA 160.303. This is the first bloom from seed

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 22, 2013, 11:04:36 AM
And from Gerry Webster :

Narcissus cantabricus subsp. cantabricus,  JJA 699.814. ex RDD 04-009.  (W of) Madrid, Aldea del Fresno; 500m, clay.
Bulbs from Kurt Vickery

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Jean-Patrick AGIER on February 22, 2013, 01:08:42 PM
I still have one plant grown from JJA seeds. This is Tropaeolum SESSILIFOLIUM and I'm really proud of it.
This picture have been posted before but it can take place in this topic.
In fact I have 2 tubers: one got from TELOS RARE BULBS and the other one from JJA seeds. Which flowers belong to which tuber? I don't know...

JJA 2.971.400

JP
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 01, 2013, 04:43:42 PM
Iris barnumae f. protonyma JJA 584.750 is growing in my sand frame on the South side of my house.  The frame poly cover is partially open in the winter (down to 10F) but is covered with a pane of shelf glass in the summer to bake and keep dry.

The seed was germinated by John Lonsdale in SE Pennsylvanian

Rimmer
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 01, 2013, 04:54:03 PM
Crocus vallicola JJA 353.803 is growing in a sand peat bed between sandstone blocks carved as troughs sunk in a wading pool- sunk in the garden under a dying maple tree. Seed was started by me in pots in a deep frame January 2008 and planted in the bed in August 2012, the first bloom was October 2012.

Rimmer
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 01, 2013, 05:01:01 PM
Hyacinthus orientalis ssp. orientalis JJA 572.550
started in a cold frame in January 2008, first bloom in April 2011
larger stem is the same plant in 2012

Rimmer


 edited by maggi to resize pix,  by pixel size.

Thanks Maggie
RdV
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 01, 2013, 08:14:03 PM
Crocus biflorus ssp. isuaricus JJA 341.250
grows well in a cold spot in my my bulb frame protected from water in the summer.
Seeds stated in January 2008 first blooms in February 2012, blooming now.

note variation in flower color from same seed lot.

341.250 :##CROCUS BIFLORUS subsp. ISAURICUS 2 pictures Turkey, Antalya, Irmasan Geçidi N of Akseki. 1500m. Stony humus under Abies over limestone. (Spring-flowering race endemic to the W. end of the Taurus. In particularly fine form here & variable in colour & markings. Usually lilac-blue with strong, purple feathering on the exterior. Attractive & satisfactory under glass in the UK.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 02, 2013, 11:48:56 AM
From YT in Japan:
Scilla ingridae, from JJA 874.009


 see also : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6583.msg181643#msg181643 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6583.msg181643#msg181643)  for more photos and details from 2011
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on March 03, 2013, 07:10:00 PM
At one time probably more than half my collection were from Jim and Jenny.

I'd very much like to contribute, it's spurred me to sort out my photo collection.

Maggi, are we talking about plants from Jim and Jenny's seed list or about plant from his own collections?

To start of, Fritillaria ehrhartii. The notes for this collection were

494.800 FRITILLARIA EHRHARTII
Greece, Evia, E of Karistos., 200m. Seasonally damp, N & W - facing sides of gulley on mica
- schist. (A beautiful native of S Euboea & the neighbouring Kiklades. Big, bloomy, yellow
tipped,grape black bells glow to ruby in the evening sun. Stout 20 - 30cm. stems can carry up to6 flowers. Not often seen but easy here under glass.)


 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 03, 2013, 07:28:10 PM

Maggi, are we talking about plants from Jim and Jenny's seed list or about plant from his own collections?
Both, Mark.
Great to have you chime in with your examples - much appreciated.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on March 03, 2013, 07:52:29 PM
thanks for the clarification Maggi. I'll ned to do some checking of numbers on labels but in the meantime here is one that I think to my regret I have lost. It's a particular Cyclamen persicum f puniceum.

366.552 : CYCLAMEN PERSICUM f. PUNICEUM
No data. From a corm collected by Bertie Blount, almost certainly in Syria.
Not quite the same shade as the preceding but a rich rose- pink. Scented & with beautifully marked leaves.






Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on March 10, 2013, 02:45:55 PM
Another Frit

494.000 : FRITILLARIA DAVISII
Greece, Lakonia, NW of Pirgos Dirou. Low, limestone hills. (Endemic to the S tip of the Mani
peninsula & close to F. graeca but with shiny bright - green leaves & no green stripes on its
tubby, brown - purple chequered bells.
Although one of the most localised species in nature, it has proved to be one of the easiest in cultivation.)


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 21, 2013, 12:25:47 PM
Another plant from YT in Japan:

Muscari armeniacum, ex. pink form. JJA 688.012
688.012 : MUSCARI ARMENIACUM from PINK FORM Turkey, Konya, S of Beysehir Golu. 1100m. Roadside verge. Ex R.& R. Wallis 90-50. (From a selection made in Turkey by Bob & Rannveig Wallis over a decade ago. This has now been named ‘Gul’, Turkish for rose. Pinkish white flowers blush to deep pink as they mature. Though it is rather shy at setting much seed, a good percentage come ‘true’ after two generations of selection.).

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2013, 12:06:24 PM
Some more Archibald plants posted elsewhere in the Forum :

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Crocus biflorus group species (unidentified) which was bequeathed to Janis Ruksans by Jim Archibald. It was originally collected by him SE Cevizli, Turkey.

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Cyclamen persicum JJA366.551 from Hans Achilles
366.551 : CYCLAMEN PERSICUM f. PUNICEUM No data. From an exceptional crimson-pink form, grown by John Blanchard's father under the barely decipherable label 'Karpat'. It has been further selected by Peter Moore as 'Tilebarn Karpathos', though there was no other indication that the original came from that island.)

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The very lovely Iranian "moleskin" iris- of disputed/undetermined name,  from Jim's stock to Hans Achilles
See also  posts : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9952.msg271529#msg271529 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9952.msg271529#msg271529)
and this thread  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=8639.msg233502#msg233502 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=8639.msg233502#msg233502)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 29, 2013, 10:38:23 AM
Another fine plant from JJA seed - grown by Tatsuo Yamanaka  (from  Shizuoka, by the Pacific coast, central part of main island, Japan)

Narcissus papyraceus JJA 702.720

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702.720 : NARCISUS PAPYRACEUS No data but from a vigorous, free-flowering clone, almost certainly originating in Morocco. (Clusters of richly scented, white flowers in late winter. Needs a hot, dry summer rest to flower well.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 29, 2013, 11:05:48 AM
A  colchicum from Peter T. that somehow escaped transfer here  before now 
314.250 : COLCHICUM FEINBRUNIAE Syria, near Laqlouq. Ex R.& R.Wallis 99-32. (A distinct, very attractive & floriferous, faintly tesselated, pink, medium-sized, autumn-flowering species, recently described & now introduced to cultivation. One of the first species to flower with us, usually appearing in mid-August.)

Colchicum feinbruniae
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on April 13, 2013, 09:01:06 PM
Fritillaria crassifolia subsp. crassifolia   


JJA 493 307
From a collection by Bob & Rannveig Wallis (RRW92134). Turkey, nr Kahramanmaras, Maras to Kozludere, E of Kalafari; 1390 -1600m, limestone scree.

Also posted on the Fritillaria thread.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2013, 07:26:39 PM
Repeated from the Paeonia pages.....
After a long, long winter, here in my Belgium garden the first paeony:
P. coriacea ssp. maroccana, grown from Archibald seeds.
Herewith the original text from his catalogue:
PAEONIA CORIACEA var. MAROCCANA (P.c. var. atlantica): Morocco. No further data. Ex a M. Salmon coll. A spectacular feature of the cedar-forest of the Middle Atlas mountains. Smooth foliage & large rose-pink flowers. Not always easy outside in the UK. Absolutely temperature hardy but seems to miss the cold winters & warm, dry summers.
Origin: 746.409 – JJA SEEDS 2008

Indeed, absolutely hardy, but during summer protected by glasses against to much rain (bulb frame cultivation).
Enjoy!
Hendrik
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2013, 07:33:16 PM
Bellevalia dubia  JJA 0227702 from Castel Mola Sicily  - grown by Ashley Allshire
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2013, 07:39:47 PM
Again from Ashley Allshire :
Muscari anatolicum JJA 0687950 from Sultan Dag, Konya, 1,700m
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2013, 07:43:46 PM
JJA 110430 Bellevalia forniculata  "Bellevalia forniculata flowering for the first time, from JJA seed sown 2008." - photos from Gunilla in 2011
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2013, 08:11:05 PM
Two more from YT:

Muscari leucostomum, JJA 689.851
Muscari azureum, JJA 688.205
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on April 19, 2013, 12:51:36 PM
Fritillaria tubiformis      

from JJA 503.800, France, Hautes-Alpes, Pic de Gleize NNW of Gap, 1800m.

Also posted in Fritillaria thread.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 26, 2013, 05:50:30 PM
Iris kirkwoodii JCA590256 from W of Aleppo, Syria   - photo from Luc S.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 28, 2013, 06:20:22 PM
Pictured by Gunilla:
The first flower on Allium shelkovnikovii from JJA Seeds 137.050
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Nicholson on May 31, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
I bought this one as a small plant a couple of years ago and it's flowering now for the first time:-

Heuchera pulchella JCA 9508
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on June 13, 2013, 08:53:59 PM
Allium platycaule JJA 1.032.601  From J and J's own collections in North America in 1998 (from the December 1999 seedlist).


Daphne giraldii from the final regular list in 2009 (4.250.610).  Garden seed sent to the Archibalds by Norman Stevens. Flowering for the first time.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Rogan on June 14, 2013, 08:33:22 AM
I also have managed to flower a few (and still have all of them!):

CROCUS GOULIMYI, 0345200
Original collection : Greece, Messinia, S of Kalamata. 300m. In humus among stones, under Quercus.

NARCISSUS CANTABRICUS var. PETUNIOIDES, 0699850
No data

TECOPHILAEA CYANOCROCUS 'LEICHTLINII', 2940011
No data

NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS, 700.310
No data

They give me much pleasure.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on June 15, 2013, 06:17:09 PM
Somehow a batch of Jim's Paeonia peregrina (Romanian form) ARCH#747720 missed getting into the inventory.   If worthy should they be moved to a master file?

johnw
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 15, 2013, 06:37:54 PM
Somehow a batch of Jim's Paeonia peregrina (Romanian form) ARCH#747720 missed getting into the inventory.   If worthy should they be moved to a master file?

johnw
This accession is listed on page 130 of the master file, John.
 ( I've added the photo note and link)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 16, 2013, 02:12:20 PM
Some allium photos, kindly sent by Luc Scheldeman. 

Allium bodeanum  JJA 130670
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Allium caspium  JJA  131490
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Allium colcicifolium  JJA 131590
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 16, 2013, 06:03:35 PM
The master list has been updated with all the latest photos. 
It seems sensible to make links on the list to photos here in he forum form now on.

If you have pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed, please do post them here  or send them to me to be added.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 17, 2013, 11:31:38 AM
 That is my pleasure, Pat.

The number of photos we have now of plants from JJA seed is quite considerable, making the master JJA seedlist so much more useful  -  further examples to illustrate the archive are always welcome.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 17, 2013, 09:25:14 PM
Two more from Luc ...

Allium haemanthoides 132551

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Allium  komarowii  133070

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on June 23, 2013, 12:16:01 PM
Question - and sorry if this is in the wrong place - I have some C. graecum from Archibald seed - looks like it was sown in 1991 - it's labelled MJ 86-3. I've looked on the master list and can't find it. It looks like I don't have the original seedlist where I would have marked it. I remember the description was that these were from very good leaf forms - I'm thinking it's either

363.005 : CYCLAMEN GRAECUM
Greece, Argolida, near Galatas. Sea level. Open stony areas. M. Jope coll., 1986.

or

363.006 : CYCLAMEN GRAECUM Greece, Argolida, Poros, near Askeli. Sea level. Olive groves. M. Jope coll., 1986

and then they would be C. graecum ssp graecum.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Melvyn Jope on June 23, 2013, 09:59:57 PM
Question - and sorry if this is in the wrong place - I have some C. graecum from Archibald seed - looks like it was sown in 1991 - it's labelled MJ 86-3. I've looked on the master list and can't find it. It looks like I don't have the original seedlist where I would have marked it. I remember the description was that these were from very good leaf forms - I'm thinking it's either

363.005 : CYCLAMEN GRAECUM
Greece, Argolida, near Galatas. Sea level. Open stony areas. M. Jope coll., 1986.

or

363.006 : CYCLAMEN GRAECUM Greece, Argolida, Poros, near Askeli. Sea level. Olive groves. M. Jope coll., 1986

and then they would be C. graecum ssp graecum.

Hello Mark, and thanks for the prompt Maggi,

I have looked through my notes and think I can answer your query.

The cyclamen seed that I collected in 1986 and sent to Jim and which he subsequently listed was:-
MJ 861 Cyclamen graecum Askeli Poros   Jim's reference 363:006
MJ 862 Cyclamen graecum Galatas (this is in the Peloponnese where water taxis leave for Poros) Jims reference 363:005

I also collected seed of C.graecum on Poros inland from Askeli and which I noted as MJ 863. I retained the best seedlings from this collection and it seems that I passed some of the resulting seed onto Jim but did not make a note at the time. In the past when I sent Jim seed that I collected I rarely made a note of exactly what I sent or when
As you correctly noted in your post the plants are C.graecum ssp graecum.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on June 24, 2013, 10:52:32 AM
fantastic, thanks Melvyn - and thanks for the collection and selection in the first place!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 03, 2013, 09:43:58 PM
Bellevalia aff. crassa JJA 227.205   - Photo from Luit van Delft of a plant in seed, shown at the Lisse weekly KAVB  Flower show

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 15, 2013, 07:44:11 PM
From David Nicholson :
Quote
Albuca species ex JCA 15058 from seed sown August 2008 and now a regular flowerer at this time of year.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerry Webster on September 22, 2013, 10:09:02 AM
Sternbergia greuteriana   

From  JJA 933.350.    
Greece, Karpathos ex a Manfred Koenen collection (01-87 ). This is tiny.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on December 22, 2013, 03:03:38 PM
From YT ( Tatsuo) :

A seedling of Crocus laevigatus from JJA Seeds is blooming now. Its flower is very small. The plastic label in third picture is 15mm in width. Perhaps some more seedlings will flower next season.

347.421 : CROCUS LAEVIGATUS Greece, Crete, Mt. Vouvala. Ex an A. Edwards coll. (An exquisitely tiny (though not quite so small as an Omalos coll. we grow) white flowered form, sometimes with fine maroon-black feathering outside.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on December 29, 2013, 12:26:53 AM
Paeonia rockii

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/11613650464_5201e75bba_o.jpg)

One of two seedlings which germinated from six seeds sown in winter 1998 (I think).
The label is worn but appears to read JCA 4.581.500. I believe this might have been wild-collected seed from Gansu in China but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on January 19, 2014, 07:00:08 PM
In beauty this can't quite compare with Steve's Paeonia rockii, but it is nice to have a true example of wild collected Helleborus orientalis (JJA 562.405). I have to admit to a prediliction for species over hybrids (even though so many hybrid hellebores are superb garden plants), which is why Jim's seed lists were so unique. We grow this completely isolated from any other hellebores but as far as visitors to the garden are concerned it won't make much impression!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on January 19, 2014, 08:14:21 PM
yes, that was something I also appreciated about J&J's lists - the chance to get pure species and forms, like Lewisia cotyledon, Silene hookerii etc.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 25, 2014, 11:02:38 AM
New pictures from Tatsuo  - "YT" :
Crocus abantensis JJA339.609
This is  the first flower from seeds, sown on 13/10/2009
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 31, 2014, 10:48:46 PM
From Cyril Lafong :

Crocus leichtlinii JJA 347501

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 01, 2014, 11:01:20 AM
From YT:
JJA 358.232 Cyclamen alpinum f. leucanthum
Turkey, Antalya, Tahtalı Dağı. Ex. a P. & P. Watt coll. (From white form selected in the wild in by Peter & Penny Watt.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 01, 2014, 11:08:53 AM
Friends - I am tidying up this thread by removing any posts that are not directly important to the Archibald connection.
Most of the photos here are also shown elsewhere in the forum so you can direct your comments about them in those threads- Thanks!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 13, 2014, 10:56:57 AM
JJA 705.100 Narcissus romieuxii
Morocco, Middle Atlas Mts., above Ifrane. 1700m. Leafsoil over clay in mixed woodland. (same site as JCA 805)

This is  the first flower from seeds, sown on 15/10/2009.

I post the same picture on 'Winter Narcissus' thread ;)
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=11168.msg294486#msg294486 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=11168.msg294486#msg294486)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 13, 2014, 02:06:45 PM
JJA 360.600 Cyclamen coum, dark nose
No data. A very interesting race which was received among a batch of C. coum variants, wild collected in various localities in Transcaucasia & sent to Mike Salmon by the Russian botanist Zinaida Artiushenko, in the 1960's. (more details on the JJA master list)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 16, 2014, 02:24:11 PM
JJA 351.100 Crocus rujanensis
Serbia, Rujan Planina, Mamince near Preševo. 600m. Ex the type-locality N. Randjelovic 6591.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 26, 2014, 12:28:13 PM
JJA 688.205 Muscari azureum
Turkey, Kahramanmaras, S of Goksun. 1240m. Cultivated field. Ex R.& R.Wallis 93-28
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 26, 2014, 12:33:18 PM
JJA 689.270 Muscari discolor, from the Seed List September, 2008

689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR (Subgen. Botryanthus) Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Haussknecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the north edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extremely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half the length of each flower.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 01, 2014, 03:19:18 PM
JJA 699.814 Narcissus cantabricus
Spain, Madrid, Aldea del Fresno. 500m. Clay. R.D.Dominguez coll.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 04, 2014, 02:04:04 PM
JJA 688.705 Muscari coeleste
Turkey, Niğde, Kamirkazik Dag, 1700-1750m. Ex. KPPZ 90-318.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 14, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
"Crocus veluchensis" JJA 354.002 woodland ex Serbia, Kosovo - this appears to be a C. vernus type.

Crocus biflorus isauricus JJA 034.1250

 These from Rimmer de Vries
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 14, 2014, 09:39:58 PM
From Erle in Anglesey:
JJA 1.922.320 described " Cultivated seed from Boyd Kline's garden in Medford, Oregon , including pinks & his 'Purple Heart'. Very local on the serpentines of the Klamath ranges along the California-Oregon line & one of the dwarfest."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 22, 2014, 12:51:26 PM
Narcissus papyraceus, JJA 702.720      from YT

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gunilla on April 13, 2014, 11:37:27 AM
Corydalis bracteata
JJA 331.250
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Mark Griffiths on April 20, 2014, 02:04:05 PM
Not sure if this belongs here, it's Archibald seed but not one of J&Js collections.

366.510 : CYCLAMEN PERSICUM Greece, Rhodes. Ex an E. Sewell coll. (From an excellent form, dwarfer & altogether more compact than usual. This flowers profusely and always excites attention when exhibited.

There has been some variation in leaves, all the flowers are white with a pale pink nose.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Cyril L on April 21, 2014, 08:11:27 PM
Just noticed this Erythronium flowering on the raised bed today, Erythronium klamathense JJA 1.351.700, seeds sown 28 Sept 2010.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Ian Y on April 21, 2014, 08:24:16 PM
Cyril, that looks like a hybrid you have raised, we have many similar all are nice plants some exceptional.

Erythronium klamathense has plain green leaves, a white flower with yellow centre - I showed it in last weeks bulb log .
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr161397643442BULB_LOG_1614.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr161397643442BULB_LOG_1614.pdf)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Cyril L on April 21, 2014, 11:03:05 PM
Ian, thanks for the link to the bulb log showing Erythronium klamathense.  Interesting that the Archibald seeds have produced hybrids.  I wonder if the other parent is E. hendersonii or E. revolutum.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Ian Y on April 22, 2014, 08:52:59 AM
From the look I would suspect that E. revolutum is one of the parents.
I have tried to cross E. klamathense with E. revolutum  both ways in the past and both failed so if this is that cross it gives me hope to try again.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Ed Alverson on April 22, 2014, 08:42:22 PM
Cyril, that looks like a hybrid you have raised, we have many similar all are nice plants some exceptional.

Erythronium klamathense has plain green leaves, a white flower with yellow centre - I showed it in last weeks bulb log .
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr161397643442BULB_LOG_1614.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr161397643442BULB_LOG_1614.pdf)
There are natural hybrids between E. klamathense and E. hendersonii at Pilot Rock on the Oregon/California border. Mark Turner has a photo on his web site at http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock. (http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock.) But, I agree with Ian, it looks more like a hybrid involving E. revolutum - especially if the anthers are somewhat flattened, as they appear...
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 22, 2014, 08:52:41 PM
The Hybrid Mark Turner shows here  http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock/0405897 (http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock/0405897) is a real beauty.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Ed Alverson on April 22, 2014, 09:30:36 PM
The Hybrid Mark Turner shows here  http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock/0405897 (http://www.pnwflowers.com/photos/may/040512PilotRock/0405897) is a real beauty.
Perhaps this is another cross for Ian to try!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 22, 2014, 09:31:55 PM
I wouldn't bet against it, Ed!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on April 28, 2014, 09:01:10 PM
I'm just researching the genus Globularia in more detail prompted by a superb article by Prof. O. Schwarz in the AGS Bulletin, Vol. 35 (1967). In this he mentions the only yellow species, G. nainii from the high Atlas. There is a record of an herbarium specimen held of this at the RBGE from Jim Archibald, and Jim mentions it briefly in an article on Morocco in the AGS Bulletin Vol. 31. Does anyone know any more about this species and especially if it has ever been in cultivation? There are a few good photographs of it on the web and it is a remarkable contrast to the blue flowers of all other species!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 28, 2014, 09:59:10 PM
I cannot say I have known of anyone growing  G. nainii which sounds to be a little charmer.

Those wishing to read Jim's article containing the brief mention of the plant  can find it in the Archibald Archive in the main SRGC site  - HERE  (http://files.srgc.net/archibald/writings/JCA_AmongMoroccanMountains.pdf)  mention is on page 17 of the article.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 13, 2014, 03:40:31 PM
From Erle  in Anglesey:

"Iris cycloglossa from Jim Archibald 585.700. Sown December 2006. Much taller than he says in the seedlist. This one is 80cms."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Menai on May 20, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
Tulipa sprengeri 971.471 sown January 2009. Irritatingly the first and only one to flower this year was one that had, unknown to me, pulled itself out of the bottom of the pot into the sand plunge. A lesson somewhere there.
I wish I could post some pictures of rarities but I am afraid I have had many more failures than successes.
Will anyone ever offer such wide ranging lists again to tempt over-ambitious idiots like me?

Erle
Anglesey
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on June 03, 2014, 08:32:21 PM
Daphne giraldii 4.250.610  ‘… from W China, in N Shaanxi & W Gansu.  Seeds from Norman Stevens.’ 

Sown Jan 2009; second year flowering and irresistible to slugs, snails and rabbits :'(
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on June 16, 2014, 04:12:30 PM
JJA 2.029.410 (ex. Beckett, Cheese & Watson4762). A particularly well named Alstroemeria, pulchra, 'In heavy red soil... in the Valparaiso-Santiago area.' This has established from some pieces accidently introduced into a raised bed in spent compost and is thriving!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 16, 2014, 04:30:10 PM
Thanks, Tim - I enjoyed seeing this picture in your Diary (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/diaries/Kent/) on the AGS site. This species has much stronger markings than many Alstroemerias. 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 05, 2014, 01:38:48 PM
Colchicum JCA 17704

Luc Scheldeman has a query about this  Colchicum grown from JCA seed - he could not find the no. in a seedlist but David Stephens is able to tell us :  "The number is JCA17704, it is an original collection number, not a JJA seedlist number.
It was collected on 21st May 2003 in Turkey, 32km n. of Anamur on the road to Ermenek.
Jim collected it as Colchicum s.l. "

Here are Luc S' pix of this Colchicum
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: LucS on August 05, 2014, 05:03:49 PM
Luc Scheldeman ahs a query about this  Colchicum grown from JCA seed - he could not fin th no. in a seedlist but David Stepehens is able to tell us :  "The number is JCA17704, it is an original collection number, not a JJA seedlist number.
It was collected on 21st May 2003 in Turkey, 32km n. of Anamur on the road to Ermenek.
Jim collected it as Colchicum s.l. "
It's very remarkable how many flowers pop up from this single bulb.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 10:13:22 AM
Narcissus varduliensis  JJA 0707.600 grown from Archibald seed in 2008 by Vivienne Condon in Australia.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 10:21:08 AM
Narcissus varduliensis is one of those plants where the name is "under discussion" by various authorities  :)

Narcissus varduliensis = Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. leonensis (Pugsley) Fern.Casas & Laínz

Narcissus varduliensis Fern.Casas  &  Uribe-Ech.
Estud. Inst. Alavés Naturaleza 3: 232 (1988).

Quote from Rafa, elsewhere in the forum : "This species is not valid for most of people, but I have seen N. pseudonarcissus subsp. nobilis and N. varduliensis and although they are very close, N. varduliensis more concolor. It is like a cross between N. pallidiflorus and N. nobilis."
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 04:33:27 PM
From SJW

"Lachenalia sp. (JJA 639, seed collected west of Calvinia). Not sure about the ID but I asked a couple of knowledgeable growers who thought it could be Lachenalia canaliculata."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 04:45:27 PM
Grown by Janis Ruksans : Hyacinthus litwinowii from Jim Archibald
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 04:49:58 PM
From Tim Ingram Ramonda nathaliae, a rather lovely pink form that arose from seed sown from Jim and Jenny Archibald

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 31, 2014, 04:52:43 PM
From "veteranvet" George Young
"I was lucky to be given by the late Jack Brownless, a stalwart of the Cleveland group and bulb expert a piece of Iris pumila  from a colour variant collected by Jim and Jenny Archibald (not sure but think it was from seed) "

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Iris pumila JJA199590
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: penstemon on September 10, 2014, 02:20:15 PM
Here's Iris urumiensis,600.600, picture taken a couple of days ago, germinated via forced germination method. Took nine months to germinate in the refrigerator.
(I grow oncos like regular bearded iris, outdoors. I only grow one of those. Jim's Iris taochia, 599.806.)

Bob
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on September 16, 2014, 12:17:52 PM
Trillium rivale Dark Form  Arch 1,920.520
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Chris Johnson on September 16, 2014, 01:01:24 PM
From "veteranvet" George Young
"I was lucky to be given by the late Jack Brownless, a stalwart of the Cleveland group and bulb expert a piece of Iris pumila  from a colour variant collected by Jim and Jenny Archibald (not sure but think it was from seed) "

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Iris pumila JJA199590

This reminds me of an Iris we used to grow named Sassenach, which I regret didn't come north with us.

Chris
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on September 20, 2014, 01:24:12 AM
Erythronium citrinum Archibald seed 2000  Number  1350.400
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on September 27, 2014, 07:49:06 PM
Crocus vallicola  JJA 0353.803
Turkey, Artvin, Genya Dag above Artvin, 1600m.  Turf in woodland clearing.

Previously shown by Rimmer here (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg269023#msg269023).
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on September 29, 2014, 11:24:08 AM
Allium karataviense subsp. Henrikii 2010 Arch. No. 0133022. Two photo's taken one in shade one in sunshine.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on September 29, 2014, 12:03:54 PM
Trillium grandiflorum f. Roseum Archibald seed 1920.950 dated 2001.
 This is the fresh new dark foliage it alway's retains some of the dark foliage but does turn a bit greener as it ages. The flowers are a lovely deep pink. I'm not sure where Jim got the seed but in my opinion only, I think this is a choice plant. It has not set seed in all the time I have had it but has steadily multiplied, as only one seed germinated perhaps that is why it does not set seed, just the one clone.
I will post photo when the flowers open.

edit by maggi - flower photo added
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on October 02, 2014, 06:32:30 PM
Crocus karduchorum  JJA 0346.301
Turkey, Bitlis, W of Hizan, 1900 m.  In clay in shade of deciduous Quercus.

Tony W previously showed JJA 0346.300 here (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg252687;topicseen#msg252687).
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 09, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
Trillium grandiflorum f. Roseum Arch. 1920.950 from 2001 in flower. If possible Maggi could you insert this photo after the photo of the leaves please, if possible Thank you Viv
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 09, 2014, 09:50:35 AM
Bellevalia species Archibald seed No 16973 year 2000
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 09, 2014, 09:56:47 AM
Trillium grandiflorum f. Roseum Arch. 1920.950 from 2001 in flower. If possible Maggi could you insert this photo after the photo of the leaves please, if possible Thank you Viv
I've done that, Viv.
What a lovely flower to match the foliage.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 09, 2014, 10:04:11 AM
Geranium libani Archibald 525.900 Date 2002
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 09, 2014, 10:06:08 AM
Thank you Maggi, Viv
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 16, 2014, 07:08:32 AM
JJA 347.908: Crocus mathewii
Turkey, Antalya, SW of Elmali. 1000m. Open hillsides in very stony terra rossa. P.& P. Watt coll.
(A lilac, autumn-flowering, SW Turkish saffron Crocus distinguished in the type-description mainly by its rich, deep violet throat, though in most sites many plants lack this essential characteristic. In this site, investigated by Peter and Penny Watt when the plants were in flower, all have intense purple throats extending to about one-third of the tepals.)

Sowing: Feb. 2008
Germinating: Nov. 2008
First blooming: Nov. 2012

These pics were taken today - 16 Oct. 2014
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 16, 2014, 07:50:47 AM
JJA 352.006: Crocus serotinus ssp. salzmannii
Spain, Segovia, El Espinar. 1350m. R. D. Dominguez coll.
(A northern representative of a subspecies distributed southward into NW Africa. Usually one of the most vigorous autumn-flowering ones with profuse pale-lilac flowers, increasing well in the bulb --frame or in pots.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Oct. 2014

These pics were taken today - 16 Oct. 2014

Edit by Maggi : pix of white form emerging added here : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12329.msg315429#msg315429 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12329.msg315429#msg315429)


The pictures of white form (taken 26 Oct. 2014) added by YT
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 17, 2014, 05:15:09 AM
JJA 345.620: Crocus hadriaticus*
No data.
(From various forms from S Greece. White autumnal flowers, usually with yellow throats. Shorter, more erect orange-red styles distinguish it from the allied, usually lilac, C. cartwrightianus.)

Sowing: Feb. 2010
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Oct. 2014

Pictures were taken on 17 Oct. 2014
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 18, 2014, 08:51:47 AM
JJA 702.259: Narcissus miniatus
Turkey, Içel, E of Akdere. 185m. Open areas among Quercus coccifera scrub on limestone. R. & R. Wallis 08-122.
(N. serotinus, flowering between September & December, has recently been cinsidered to encompass two species. As a whole, it is distributed around all of the Mediterranean coastal areas, except of Most of Egypt & Turkey, whence there are very few collections. Bob & Rannveig Wallis tell us the forms here were particularly fine. Sweet-scented white, flowers with little, orange-yellow coronas on 20cm. stems recall a N. miniature poeticus. For the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it needs a thorough drying-out in a warm temperature in summer.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Nov. 2009
First blooming: Oct. 2014

First 2 pics were taken 18 Oct. 2014
Last one was taken 8 Nov. 2009

Acording to the KEW PLANT LIST, its name was changed to Narcissus obsoletus.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 27, 2014, 04:03:11 AM
JJA 345.212: Crocus goulimyi from selected variants *
Greece, Lakonia, N of Areopoli.
(From several clones selected in the wild by Peter & Penny Watt : scented, deeply coloured, bicoloured and ‘white stigma’ forms.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 27, 2014, 04:16:26 AM
Scilla morrisii Archibald 2000 Numbered 875.605
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 02, 2014, 02:07:06 PM
JJA 343.000 : Crocus caspius *
Iran, Mazandaran, Caspian coast W of Chalus. Among scrub, in sand.
(From both our own and P. Furse 5035 colls. made below sea-level along the Caspian shore in the 1960's. A beautiful autumnal species, with yellow-throated, white to lilac-pink flowers. Quite hardy in the UK but seldom seen - it does not like being too hot & dry in summer.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Dec. 2009
First blooming: Oct. 2014
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 13, 2014, 12:26:38 PM
JJA 347.421 Crocus laevigatus*
Greece, Crete, Mt. Vouvala. Ex an A. Edwards coll.
(An exquisitely tiny, white flowered, Cretan montane form. Usually with fine maroon-black feathering on the outside of the segments.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Nov. 2009
First blooming: Dec. 2012

Picture 01 - 04 were taken 13 Nov. 2014
Last picture was taken 30 Nov. 2009

The width of the name plate in pic. 04 is 15mm.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 13, 2014, 12:35:42 PM
JJA 342.810 Crocus cartwrightianus*
No data.
From several wild colls. of this spectacular autumn-flowerer. Almost as often white as lilac with huge flopping, scarlet styles. Keep it dryish under glass in the UK.

Sowing: Oct. 2009 Feb. 2010
Germinating: Dec. 2009 2010
First blooming: Nov. 2014
All pictures were taken 13 Nov. 2014
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: penstemon on November 24, 2014, 04:02:01 AM
Seed of JCA 590.801, Iris lycotis, germinated yesterday. (I know, not quite plants, but I'm hoping for large drifts of these in the garden in about thirty years....)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 24, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
Seed of JCA 590.801, Iris lycotis, germinated yesterday. (I know, not quite plants, but I'm hoping for large drifts of these in the garden in about thirty years....)


Good for you - hope costs nothing, after all  and optimism and forward planning should be the watchwords of every gardener   :D ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: penstemon on November 24, 2014, 04:08:03 PM
Assuming the seedlings live, anyway. Jim and Jenny were in the garden here, many years ago, and it would be nice to think of him visiting again, and seeing large drifts of the various oncos I'm growing from seed (trying to grow) collected so long ago.


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on December 13, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
Campanula collina Archibald collection number 253.600 germinated January 2003. Does not run or seed anywhere just stays in this lovely clump with its beautiful soft blue bells. It's gorgeous.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: penstemon on December 14, 2014, 09:19:52 PM
Iris again. All I can say is that these better not die just because I posted pictures of them. (The strange brown patterns on the wall are from years of misting.)
These are JJA 590.805, 600.600, 590.801, 590.256, 589.605, 596.604, 584.750, and 597.950.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 27, 2014, 05:11:19 AM
Hi,  what a wonderful testament to wonderful team. I really enjoyed looking through the last few pages. Wow Viv! You have been working hard at it ... its great.

lots of best wishes to all involved, Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on December 27, 2014, 10:58:12 AM
One of my best garden memories is visiting Jim and Jenny, quite apart from growing plants from their seed. Campanula collina is an example that we grew and must grow again. For those who didn't have the chance to see anything of 'Bryn Collen' here are a few pictures of stock plants Jim grew to collect seed from in polytunnels (with thanks to David Stephens for scanning my slides). It's hard to exaggerate the importance and influence of a plantsman and seed collector and distributor of Jim's stature, even though to gardeners in general his name will not be known. I agree with Marcus how valuable it is to record and revisit these collections - I just wish I could grow the plants as well as he did! It certainly ties in with much of the debate about the EU discussions that have been mentioned elsewhere. Place onerous restrictions on the freedoms to grow and propagate natural species, and on specialist growers, and the result is a decline in an overall understanding of plants and the value that is placed on them.
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Post by: ashley on December 27, 2014, 06:03:49 PM
Very interesting to see Tim.  Thanks for sharing them.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 27, 2014, 10:31:49 PM
Hi Tim,

Whilst browsing yesterday (I have some time on my hands) I came across a lovely piece you had written for the AGS bulletin maybe last year. I wish I could remember the details but I was absently minded "ground hog" watching an umpteenth showing of the movie, Ground Hog Day. But anyway I digress. Apart from the wonderful pictures and tender writing something you said leapt out at me. When we have built a garden or a collection, as in my case, you start to find the stories and the folk lore that connects them and binds them (and other people) fascinating and almost more important than the plants.
I loved Jim. He was a great soul. He iS a great soul. He gave me much and he taught me much. When you are in the "heat of battle" reflection isn't as powerful force but boy is it now. So many stories, so many cracking yarns, so much adventure, so much kindness. Afterall we all share the same children.
I also agree with you re EU thing. What a dry, hollow world. Misplaced nostalgia?

I don't think so. We need our stories, we need our own culture. We don't need just another shoping list.

Cheers, Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 27, 2014, 10:50:44 PM
PS This probably sounds crazy but when I have stood at a site where I knew Jim, or Brian M, or EK Balls had more or less stood before me, I got a frisson of pleasure running through my spine.
I nicked the only state library copy of Brian Mathew's, The Crocus, to use as as field guide on my first trip to Greece (ok I was a crocus nut). Should have annotated it! Put it back when I returned to my day job there. Not after losing it in the foothills around Omolos and then refound by an old man with a spy glass. He owned a restaurant there and he invited me in to celebrate, along with a whole bunch of tour bus drivers who had disgorged their human cargo at the start of the gorge. I thought, "Beauty!". He says, "its the specialty of the region". Lamb gruel with barley, followed by great slabs of fatty, boney, salted mutton stacked on a plate.  Nothing else, just tomato salad and copious amounts of ouzo, YUK! All I can say is thank god for the ouzo!

Cheers, Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on December 28, 2014, 08:13:38 AM
Great stories Marcus! I said it before somewhere but we do tend to put plants on a pedestal. They often deserve to be put there (after all they are extremely beautiful and interesting) but if you read the few articles Jim wrote in the AGS Bulletin you really get to see where they come from and how amazing these places are. And there is a lot of other writing like this in the specialist alpine and rock garden journals. There's nothing nostalgic about that; it is how you really learn about them. Not that many people write about plants in this way so it is very eye-opening when they do. And Jim collected and distributed seed - this is probably the most stimulating thing about the specialist plant societies too for many members! You learn more than anything about plants when you propagate them. I do tend to relate the plants I grow to the people they have come from and plant hunters and collectors, and places, partly because my scientific training leads to a proper acknowledgement of the origins of them and those who describe them but also because people can be as interesting as plants ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Leena on December 28, 2014, 08:32:13 AM
Tim, do you know the name of the dark peony in your picture in the previous page? It is really beautiful!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tim Ingram on December 28, 2014, 08:47:42 AM
Hi Leena - yes it's Paeonia parnassica. I think it is hardly grown but a wonderful and distinctive deep colour.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Leena on December 28, 2014, 08:55:04 AM
Thank you Tim. :) I thought it might be, but didn't know what kind of leaves P.parnassica has so wasn't sure. It is good to know that it is grown also in the gardens, so hopefully someday someone has extra seeds to share in the seed exchange.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on December 28, 2014, 10:19:01 AM
............ but if you read the few articles Jim wrote in the AGS Bulletin you really get to see where they come from and how amazing these places are.

It occurs to me that new readers of the forum may not be aware  of the extent of the Archibald Archive on the main SRGC Site  (http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/articles/259-the-archibald-archive) - if that is the case then I commend it for further reading!

Amongst a great deal of fine information, copies of Jim's articles are all included there and  in the section on the "Writings of Jim Archibald"  (http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/resources/269-writings-of-jim-archibald)  you will find those four articles mentioned by Tim  which were printed in the AGS bulletins.

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 28, 2014, 10:37:03 AM
Jim was a great writer but the slog must have worn him down because he could have produced some of the best current literature on our shared interests but we only saw later glimpses of that talent. Too late now to speculate as to why he might not have tempted towards the end.
I always enjoyed his pithy intros to his paper catalogs and could almost sense the days they would drop into my letterbox. And when they did I would look forward to a private few hours transported to some sun-blasted peak or other, in some continent or other, traveling with him on his pen.

Cheers, Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 28, 2014, 10:43:09 AM
"Not that many people write about plants this way ....."

Hi Tim, then maybe you should read my blog ;)

Cheers, Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Hillview croconut on December 28, 2014, 09:21:27 PM
Hi Tim,

My lasf comment was intended tongue in cheek!

I agree wholeheartedly with your observations. Being there, whether in body or in mind,  stands for much. I tell you something else, it ain't Elysian fields out there. Some things are abundant, somethings not. Jim often used the word, "relic", now I know what he means. Some plants are sinking,  for all sorts of reasons, and we humans are definitely assisting the slide. I know there have been some appalling acts of vandalism committed in the name of "Plant Hunting". Why do you think some people dont publish site details anymore? But I tend to agree with Michael Wickenden when he says, biodiversity law should not be used as a pretext for institutions or countries to try and lock down and own everything on the planet. Fair use, I say, controlled but fair.

 I think if Jim were here he would wholeheartedly agree
Cheers,  Marcus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 03, 2015, 02:57:08 PM
Albuca JCA 15856  - which may be A. humilis - photo by David Nicholson

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on January 20, 2015, 10:58:12 PM
Muscari macrocarpum ARCH#690010

Sown 9 March 1996

johnw
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 24, 2015, 12:00:26 PM
JJA 877.200 : Scilla puschkinioides *
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Chatkal range, NW of Angren, Mazardjan. 1300m. In shade of shrubs.
(Distinctive & choice. Many ice-blue, dark-striped flowers. 10cm. Resents hot conditions.)

Sowing: Oct. 2011
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Jan. 2015

Pictures were taken today - 24 Jan. 2015
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Post by: YT on January 26, 2015, 06:52:40 AM
JJA 702.305 : Narcissus minor
Spain, Leon, La Pola de Gordón. 1300m.
(A wild collection from NW Spain of this obscure dwarf, yellow trumpet-daffodil. While it is of debatable botanical delineation, it is always, in the opinion of John Blanchard, “a highly desirable garden plant” which does well outside in the UK. Usually a little more robust and later-flowering than N. asturiensis, though the early-flowering clone ‘Cedric Morris’ is thought to be a variant of this species.)

Sowing: Feb. 2008
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Feb. 2014
Pictures were taken 26 Jan. 2015

1 picture added by YT on 31 Jan. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 31, 2015, 05:25:40 AM
JJA 339.701 : Crocus adanensis *
Turkey, Adana, NE of Duzice. Ex a N. Stevens coll.
(Pale lilac-blue with a white throat, in spring. Related to C. biflorus & only found in this very small area but not too difficult to grow.).

Sowing: Feb. 2010
Germinating: Feb. 2011
First blooming: Jan. 2015
Pictures taken: 31 Jan. 2015
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Post by: Yann on January 31, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
Tatsuo this one is the seven wonders of the world, fantastic colors.
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Post by: YT on January 31, 2015, 01:51:36 PM
Tatsuo this one is the seven wonders of the world, fantastic colors.

Yes indeed, Yann. I'm still looking forward to flowers of the other seedlings in this pot.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 31, 2015, 01:57:31 PM
JJA 343.210 : Crocus chrysanthus *
Turkey, Kartal Geçidi. 1560m. Ex LST 068A.
(Wild forms tend to be much smaller, daintier plants than the many garden hybrids & are often none too easy to grow well. Distributed from Serbia to central Turkey, it is essentially a yellow-flowered version of the C. biflorus complex and is similarly highly variable. This collection is distinguished by having a lilac-purple perianth-tube to the bright yellow flowers.).

Sowing: Feb. 2010
Germinating: Feb. 2011
First blooming: Jan. 2015
Pictures taken 31 Jan. 2015
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Post by: Melvyn Jope on February 04, 2015, 01:38:05 PM
Helleborus multifidus istriacus from JCA 11901
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 06, 2015, 06:17:34 AM
588.406 : IRIS HISTRIO (subsp. histrio) (Subgen. Hermodactyloides) *
Turkey, Hatay, W of Kişlak. Ex a N. Stevens coll.
(Anexquisite, early-flowering species native from the Lebanon up through Syria into S Turkey, usually in oak scrub & well separated geographically from I.h. subsp. aintabensis. Pale to mid-blue flowers, ridged with yellowandmottled with dark blue on the falls. Well suited to cultivation in the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it appreciates a warm summer rest.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Feb. 2010
First blooming: Feb. 2015
Pictures taken: 06 Feb. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on February 11, 2015, 09:46:03 AM
Two plants totally different from each other and the Dahlia sherriffiae you may will not be interested in but it was from Archibald seed it just shows you what a wide selection of seed Jim and Jenny sold. I'm afraid I have neglected to keep the number of this collection and the dates but I will check his lists you have online and see if I can see it. The other bulb is Colchicum kotschyi collection Number 314.750 dated 1986
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Post by: YT on February 25, 2015, 01:55:38 PM
696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS *
Morocco, High Atlas, Tizi Gourane above Amizmiz. 1800m. Schist fissures. (From our type-locality coll. of the little hoope-petticoat recently named N. jacquemondii by the Spanish 'splitter'Fernandez Casas. Suit yourselves whether you use his name or Maire's, both are valid. A good alpine-house plant with pale to deeper primrose flowers in early spring (much later than N. b. subsp. praecox). About 10cm. high.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: Feb. 2015
  Pictures taken: 25th Feb. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 03:47:35 PM
From YT - elsewhere in the forum
Muscari azureum, JJA 688.205. Turkey, Kahramanmaras, S of Goksun. 1240m. Cultivated field. Ex. R.& R.Wallis 93-28.

Muscari leucostomum, JJA 689.851. Tadjikistan, no further data. I got the seeds as a substitute for JJA 689.850 but these seedlings don't look like N. leucostomum ???

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 03:51:55 PM
More from YT
Narcissus cantabricus, JJA 699.814. A good form seedling.

Scilla libanotica, JJA. 874.309  . Ex. R.& R.Wallis 99-04. Either of the two plants is true ? 3 pix
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 03:56:34 PM
Narcissus papyraceus, JJA 702.720  3 pix from YT
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Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 04:05:47 PM
Scilla ingridiae   JJA  874.009 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 04:08:23 PM
Muscari discolor, JJA 689.270. Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2015, 04:14:35 PM
Narcissus triandrus var. alejandrei, JJA 707.380. Spain, Burgos, Peňahoradada. R.D.Dominguez coll.
 photos  Tatsuo Y.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 07, 2015, 01:08:49 PM
694.004 : NARCISSUS ASTURIENSIS *
Spain, Leon, La Pola de Gordon. (The dwarfest & one of the most desirable trumpet daffodils. Only around 10cm. tall with concolorous, yellow flowers, the segments lying closely along the waisted, frilled corona. A species from acid, stony areas & turf at high altitudes in the mountains of NW Spain & N Portugal.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Mar. 2010
  First blooming: Mar. 2015
  Pictures taken: 7th Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 09, 2015, 03:34:19 PM
Rimmer de Vries' picture, copied from elsewhere in the forum :

Crocus  biflorus ssp. crewei JJA 034.1150 ex Turkey Denizli
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 09, 2015, 04:07:15 PM
690.700 : MUSCARI PSEUDOMUSCARI *
Iran, Mazandaran, S of Chalus. 1500m. Ledges on limestone cliffs. (Lovely endemic Chalus gorge on the wet Caspian slope of the Elburz, described as M. chalusicum in the 1960’s, but M pseudomuscari has priority. Refined heads of open mouthed, china-blue bells.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: Mar. 2013
  Pictures taken: 9 Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 17, 2015, 01:23:52 PM
160.303 : ANEMONE BIFLORA *
Iran, Markazi, SW of Arak. 2300m. Exposed gravelly sites on summit ridge. (One of the finest and most striking plants of the Zagros Range. Much-cut, rich-green foliage a few cm. high & branching 5-8cm. stems carrying cup-shaped crimson-scarlet flowers an inch or more across, maturing to coppery honey shades.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Nov. 2009
  First blooming: Feb. 2013
  Pictures taking: 17 Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 17, 2015, 01:40:26 PM
706.250 : NARCISSUS SEGURIENSIS *
Spain, Jaen, Sierra de Segura. Ex JWB01-05. (From type-locality material of this recently described yellow trumpet daffodil, in effect a ‘split’ from N. longispathus. A plant of seasonally wet sites.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Feb. 2005
  First blooming: Mar. 2013
  Pictures taking: 17 Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 20, 2015, 02:55:56 PM
I am indebted to Bill Squire for his kind  permission to share these photos of  his of Narcissus atlanticus JCA 694-109. From a collection by Jim Archibald in the High Atlas mountain at 2000 metres.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on March 21, 2015, 05:29:05 PM
Narcissus alpestris     JJA 693.701 from the October 2009 seedlist, & flowering here for the first time.

Spain, Aragon, above Cerler, SE of Benasque.  1500m.  Ex JWB 94-06 & 94-08 (Maybe the lovliest but often the most difficult trumpet-daffodil.  About 15 cm tall with drooping, white flowers & glaucous leaves.  Included under N. moschatus in 'Flora Europaea' but much choicer and dwarfer than this old, cultivated form.

Not only are these smaller than N. moschatus (30-35 cm) in my garden, but the foliage is markedly more glaucous and semi-recumbent rather than upright.  They are also smaller and earlier than other N. alpestris clones I have from Cerler & Castejón de Sos, courtesy of Tony W.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on March 21, 2015, 06:48:44 PM
Ashley - What a beauty and  what a shock as I grew the same seed lot  - Archibald 95 #693.701 - in 1995!  Mine stuck around until a couple of years ago. They got into trouble when I started to pay attention to them!

john
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on March 21, 2015, 07:00:49 PM
I'll be trying for seed John, as an insurance policy.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 21, 2015, 08:57:05 PM
 Fritillaria stenanthera JCA 503.209 , sown 2000  (- picture from the Kent AGS show by Yann )

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 23, 2015, 05:21:13 PM
Ruben Billiet is growing this Iris pumila JJA 199590 ( photos copied from elsewhere in the forum)

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 23, 2015, 08:19:48 PM
Iris urmiensis JJA 600.600 - grown by Peter J. Zale in Columbus, Ohio who kindly shares the  picture of this fine plant.

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This is the info from the packet -  from Bob Nold in Denver!
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600.600 : IRIS URMIENSIS (Sect. Oncocyclus) (I. barnumae subsp. barnumae f. urmiensis) Iran, West Azerbayejan, S of Salmas. 1780m. Montane grassland over crystalline rock & on open, stony slopes. (A very beautiful & unmistakeable Iris, a restricted endemic from a range of hills S of Salmas, running at a right angle from the Turkish-Iranian border mountains towards Lake Orumiyeh. About 20cm. high with clumps of little, curved, grey-green leaves & large clear-yellow flowers, varying a little in depth of colour, with beards of dense, orange-yellow hairs above deep-yellow signal-patches on the falls. Hand-pollinated seed from our 2000 coll.)

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 24, 2015, 03:07:14 PM
Tulipa  sp.  (JJA17284): collected NNE of Hashtiyan 1500m in W-Azerbzaijan Iran- grown by Luc Scheldeman

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 27, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
A juno from the Jim A. list of september 1998:

Iris bucharica x vicaria JCA6.575.495 – a hand pollinated hybrid from Alan McMurtrie -  grown by Luc S.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on April 01, 2015, 03:28:46 PM
Narcissus alpestris     JJA 693.701 from the October 2009 seedlist, & flowering here for the first time.

Spain, Aragon, above Cerler, SE of Benasque.  1500m.  Ex JWB 94-06 & 94-08 (Maybe the lovliest but often the most difficult trumpet-daffodil.  About 15 cm tall with drooping, white flowers & glaucous leaves.  Included under N. moschatus in 'Flora Europaea' but much choicer and dwarfer than this old, cultivated form.

Not only are these smaller than N. moschatus (30-35 cm) in my garden, but the foliage is markedly more glaucous and semi-recumbent rather than upright.  They are also smaller and earlier than other N. alpestris clones I have from Cerler & Castejón de Sos, courtesy of Tony W.

Ashley

I am sure these will be from the same site as mine at Cerler where they are growing on quite steep slopes near the ski resort.

Those from Castel jon de Sos were growing in wet fields. They are both just coming into flower with me.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 10, 2015, 10:48:07 AM
Grown by Peter Taggart - Iris orchioides JJA 0591331 ex Tashkent, Chimgan

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 10, 2015, 10:52:52 AM
I would like to express the thanks of the SRGC and Web Team to all those who are supporting the Archibald Archive by these photo additions.

It is great to see the continuing contribution of Jim's work to the garden of so many people and to celebrate that in this forum, open to all, as, of course, is the Archive on the main site made available as a tribute to Jim's work and as a resource for all, as part of the SRGC's committment to sharing and information and disseminating it to as wide an audience as possible. 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2015, 03:49:28 PM
Posted by Bob Nold on  FaceBook : Bellevalia forniculata. JJA 227.770.[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 22, 2015, 07:05:47 PM
Iris meda JJA 591.060 from an Archibald collection in northern Iran.

from Peter J. Zale in PA, USA, who says they are  " beaten down by the recent heavy rains, but producing more flowers than ever before."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 23, 2015, 04:49:02 PM
Peter J. Zale added 2 new photos

For comparative purposes, Iris meda JJA 561.061. About half the size of 561.060 with distinctly different flower colours.

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Iris meda JJA 561.061

Many thanks to Peter for these photos.
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Post by: penstemon on April 25, 2015, 10:47:48 PM
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I know this is not a fantastic display of flowers; rough winter. Daphne alpina JJA 380.420
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 27, 2015, 05:09:47 PM
From Luc Scheldeman : Iris kirkwoodii JCA 590256

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 28, 2015, 05:30:30 AM
590.256 : IRIS KIRKWOODIAE (Sect. Oncocyclus)*
Syria, W of Aleppo, Bishmishli. Rocky outcrops between cultivated fields. Ex R.& R.Wallis 95-09 (From a type-locality collection of this spectacular relative of I. gatesii from around the border of Turkey & Syria. Somewhat intermediate between this and the dark-veined, more southern species centred on I. sofarana. About 30-40cm. tall with huge flowers with tucked-in falls. Standards veined & stippled with violet on a whitish ground.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / NOVEMBER, 2007
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  First blooming: Apr. 2015
  Pictures taken: 28th Apr. 2015

edit to change name to   Iris kirkwoodiae   :   Iris kirkwoodiae Chaudhary
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 28, 2015, 11:46:43 PM
Grown by Luc Scheldeman - "A pot of almost mature seedlings of allium karataviense rubrum (Archibald seed JJA133014 - Chatkal Range UZB.) with a first flower"

Allium karataviense rubrum JJA133014
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Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2015, 11:56:20 AM
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Iris polakii JJA 584.750 grown by Peter J. Zale

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 04, 2015, 07:05:19 PM
MUSCARI MASSAYANUM 690040 (Subgen. Leopoldia) Turkey, Nigde, SW of Ciftehan to Maden. 1200m. Loose, igneous, rock detritus on steep, open slope.   Photo Janis Ruksans
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: penstemon on May 12, 2015, 08:39:59 PM
Scutellaria sapphirina (S. nana var. sapphirina), JJA 1.840.650.
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Post by: Melvyn Jope on May 21, 2015, 08:25:09 PM
Iris acutiloba subsp. lineolata JCA 583.101
Iran West of Ardabil  Kuh-e-Sabalan 2400m
Among steppe vegetation on tufts volcanic ash
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Post by: Melvyn Jope on May 22, 2015, 03:21:41 PM
Iris iberica subsp elegantissima JCA 589.600 SE of Horasan
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Post by: Maggi Young on May 22, 2015, 04:22:04 PM
 Moraea robusta  3.557.800

3.557.800 : MORAEA ROBUSTA (Subgen. Grandiflora) Free State, Drakensberg, Mont-aux-Sources. 2700m. Among grasses onopen slope. (This occurs quite widely, if locally, in mountain-grassland, from SE Mpumalanga into KwaZulu-Natal & Lesotho. In the Subgenus Grandiflora, like M. alticola, & with similar large flowers, very pale-yellow to cream in this case, but a much dwarfer plant, about 30cm. high. This will be perfectly hardy & should prove a satisfactory plant in most UK gardens.) 

Thanks to  Brent Hine, Curator, E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden    (http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org (http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org) ) for the photos.
"Moraea robusta, living up to its name."

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Comment from Panayoti Kelaidis :  What a wonderful plant! I have seen this on Mont-aux-sources: it never has more than one or two flowers. Really spectacular: bravo! (in fact, I collected seed with Jim Archibald in March, 1998)
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Post by: Maggi Young on May 25, 2015, 12:38:22 PM
Paeonia caucasica (mascula)- in seed  -  grown from Jim Archibald seed in 1998- from Mike Kintgen in Denver
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Post by: johnw on June 12, 2015, 05:06:47 PM
In flower today and always with clean foliage Paeonia peregrina (Romanian form) JJA#747720.

Now why is it I can photograph and capture this startling red but not red rhodos?

johnw
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 21, 2015, 01:52:05 PM
From Pat Toolan :
"I noticed this tiny little bulb today while weeding. I believe it is Hyacinthella nervosa JJA.571.360. The flower is less than a fingernail size. "Turkey, Urfa, E of Birecik, slopes of Kara Dag. 800m. Limstone ledges & fissures. ( A seldom collected species from the N edge of the Syrian Desert, an extremely hot area in summer. Dense racemes of about 20, stemless blue bells, sometimes violet-tinged, above two twisting leaves with undulate margins.)" - Jenny Archibald catalogue "

Hyacinthella nervosa JJA.571.360
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Post by: Maggi Young on July 03, 2015, 07:59:20 PM
From a Facebook post by Steve Taverner - two pix of Bomarea patacocensis JCA13987
Many thanks  to Steve for these.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 09, 2015, 07:25:06 PM
Allium aff. narcissiflorum JJA134100 - Gert Hoek

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Post by: Steve Garvie on July 11, 2015, 08:01:57 PM
Calochortus striatus  JCA1.176.500. This is a plant of hot alkaline flats and semi-desert. Apparently it often grows in the shade of low scrub which it twines through. Under a full Scottish sun (under glasss) it behaves in a similar fashion!  8)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/393/19580182166_f1db6b2e84_o_d.jpg)
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Post by: Tim Ingram on August 08, 2015, 10:27:12 PM
The Bomarea and Calochortus are fabulous plants...

With grateful thanks to Maggi for this information after I put this photo of Cynara hystrix onto Facebook. (Hope our plants might set seed this summer).

Perhaps this, Tim? 372.100 : CYNARA HYSTRIX Morocco, Middle Atlas Mts., above Ifrane. 1700m. Open, stony areas on limestone. (Maintained from seed we collected in 1962, this remains little-known in cultivation as it so seldom sets enough seed for propagation. Desired by almost all who see it, this is one of the most striking of thistle-like plants with 50cm. stems of large heads of royal-blue flowers, surrounded by lilac-pink phyllaries, elongated into stiff, curved spines. In nature, the deeply cut foliage vanishes before it flowers in summer. No trouble & seems to live forever (without increasing much vegetatively) in a really hot, sunny, dry site.) - from the Archibald Archive- masterseedlist page 54 on the SRGC website.
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Post by: Maggi Young on September 08, 2015, 07:28:18 PM
Mark Smyth recently got  Colchium euboeum JCA 87 ex Felbrigg at the Mid Anglia bulb sale

(JCA/JJA ref.: 312.600 : COLCHICUM EUBOEUM)

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Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2015, 06:43:30 PM
Another from Mark Smyth  : "A gorgeous Colchicum in pink pin striped pyjamas
Colchicum cupanii ssp cousturieri JCA 03121/09  "

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Post by: YT on October 23, 2015, 12:39:55 PM
347.908 : CROCUS MATHEWII
Turkey, Antalya, SW of Elmali. 1000m. Open hillsides in very stony terra rossa. P.& P.Watt coll. (A lilac, autumn-flowering, SW Turkish saffron Crocus distinguished in the type-description mainly by its rich, deep violet throat, though in most sites many plants lack this essential characteristic. In this site, investigated by Peter and Penny Watt when the plants were in flower, all have intense purple throats extending to about one-third of the tepals.)

Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / NOVEMBER, 2007
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Post by: YT on October 24, 2015, 12:50:24 PM
364.302 Crocus karduchorum
Turkey, Bitlis, SSE of Bitlis. 1680m. Openings among Quercus scrub on W-facing slope. R. & R. Wallis 09-175. (Only found in this small area & confused with a form of C. kotschyanus for 100 years after Kotschy's 1859 type coll. (after another 50 it still is in many bulb lists.). Little-known in gardens, where it is quite fastidious & should not be kept too hot & dry when dormant. A very lovely, leafless, lilac-blue autumn flower utterly distinct in its arresting, floppy, feathery, white style. "A gorgeous thing, my favourite autumn Crocus" commented Henrik Zetterlund.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Nov. 2010
  First blooming: Oct. 2015
  Pictures taken: 24th Oct. 2015
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Post by: YT on October 29, 2015, 07:54:10 AM
349.819 CROCUS PALLASII (subsp. pallasii)*
Turkey, Kan Gecidi. 1565m. Ex RUDA 100. (Pale lilac flowers with spectacular, scarlet style branches, in autumn. Like other in the C. sativus group, it enjoys a hot, dry rest.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: Nov. 2014
  Pictures taken: 24th Oct. 2015
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Post by: Maggi Young on November 06, 2015, 01:12:15 PM
 A crocus , collected by Jim Archibald, grown by Jānis Rukšāns

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Crocus laevigatus    Metohi
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Post by: YT on November 11, 2015, 10:50:49 AM
342.810 : CROCUS CARTWRIGHTIANUS*
No data : from several wild colls. of this spectacular autumn-flowerer. Almost as often white as lilac with huge flopping, scarlet styles. Keep it dryish under glass in the UK.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: Nov. 2014
  Pictures taken: 11 Nov. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 12, 2015, 10:04:50 AM
JJA 347.421 CROCUS LAEVIGATUS*
Greece, Crete, Mt. Vouvala. Ex an A. Edwards coll. (The exquisitely tiny, white flowered, Cretan montane form. Usually with fine maroon-black feathering on the outside of the segments.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Nov. 2009
  First blooming: Dec. 2012
  Pictures taken: 12 Nov. 2015

Now renamed to Crocus pumilus.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 15, 2015, 09:41:16 AM
347.402 : CROCUS LAEVIGATUS*
Greece, Evia, above Nea Artaki. 300m. Clearings among Pinus & Cistus. (Endemic to Greece & its islands. Very variable autumn & winter flowers in white to lilac with diverse purple markings outside.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: 02 Jan. 2013
  Pictures taken: 15 Nov. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 27, 2015, 10:43:15 AM
354.706 : CROCUS VITELLINUS*
Lebanon, M'tein. 875m. Ex R. & R. Wallis 99-26. (In Turkey, this is spring-flowering & not to easy to distinguish from the allied C. graveolens. The seldom-seen Lebanese race flowers from late autumn into mid-winter & is most distinct with deep orange-yellow, sweet-scented flowers. Its flowers need protection under glass in the UK.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: 28 Nov. 2012 26 Nov. 2015
  Pictures taken: 27 Nov. 2015

The seedlings have put white flowers from 2012. An orange flower that matches the description on JJA seed list for the first time this year. Probably the seeds were mixed with some white crocuses.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
I am delighted that I have been given the kind permission of Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers  (http://www.cgf.net/) in Evesham to add these pictures to the Archibald Archive. CGF  show many plants in their lists  of plants grown from Archibald  seed and the following are from the CGF  online photo gallery.

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ALLIUM HAEMANTHOIDES JCA 0.132.551

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ALSTROEMERIA MAGNIFICA SUBSP.MAXIMA JCA 2.028.300

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ASARUM HARTWEGII JCA 1.084.201

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BOMAREA PATACOCENSIS JCA 13987
 
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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 06:53:34 PM
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CALOCHORTUS PULCHELLUS JCA 1.174.500

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CROCUS BIFLORUS SUBSP.MELANTHERUS JCA 341.353

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CROCUS FLAVUS SUBSP.FLAVUS JCA 344.610

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CROCUS MATHEWII JCA 347.910
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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 06:55:51 PM
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EREMURUS ALTAICUS JCA 0.443.809


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EREMURUS FUSCUS JCA 0.444.043


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EREMURUS ZENAIDAE JCA 0.444.409


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EUCOMIS REGIA JCA 3.230.709
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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 06:58:06 PM
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EUCOMIS ZAMBESIACA JCA 3.230.709

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EUCOMIS ZAMBESIACA JCA 3231010

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GLADIOLUS FLANAGANII JCA 3.261.000

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KNIPHOFIA HIRSUTA JCA 3.461.900
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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 07:00:39 PM
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KNIPHOFIA ICHPOENSIS JCA 3.462.010

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KNIPHOFIA NORTHIAE JCA 3.462.600

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MAIHUENIA POEPPIGII JCA 2.575.600

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MUSCARI AFF.TENUIFLORUM JCA 0.691.251
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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 07:03:29 PM
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MUSCARI GRANDIFOLIUM JCA 689.450

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PROSPERO AUTUMNALE JCA 0.872.602


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SCILLA MELAINA JCA 0.875.000

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SCILLA PERSICA JCA 0.876.501


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Post by: Maggi Young on December 08, 2015, 07:05:20 PM
last few ....

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TRITELEIA LAXA VAR.NIMEA JCA 1.926.860

again, many thanks to Bob Brown for his cooperation.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on December 26, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
351.100 : CROCUS RUJANENSIS * Serbia, Rujan Planina. 600m. Ex a N. Randjelovic coll. (Recently described spring-flowerer. In effect a northern, disjunct population of C. sieberi subsp. sublimis. Rich lavender-blue flowers with yellow throats. Worth distinguishing by gardeners as it is vigorous & growable under glass & may prove good outside in the UK.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: 25 Jan. 2013
  Pictures taken: 26 Dec. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on December 26, 2015, 01:23:46 PM
689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR (Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Hausshnecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the northern edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extreamely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half the length of each flower.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  First blooming: 05 Feb. 2013
  Pictures taken: 26 Dec. 2015
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Post by: YT on January 03, 2016, 02:07:33 PM
877.750 : SCILLA SIBERICA subsp. TAURICA * Turkey, Adana, N of Saimbeyli. 1300m. Ex R.& R. Wallis 93-33. (A beautiful, little, blue-flowered plant which seems to fit into this recently described taxon : listed earlier by us under ref. 874.030.)

874.009 : SCILLA INGRIDIAE (S. ingridiae var. taurica, S. siberica subsp. taurica) * Turkey, SE of Kahramanmaraş. Ex a N. Stevens coll. (This collection has been attributed to S. leepii and we have listed as the R. & R. Wallis 93-33 collection from an adjacent area as S. siberica subsp. taurca. We believe it is now correctly identified. A seldom-collected, little species, endemic to the upper drainage of the Tigris, with up to 6, usually single-flowered, slender, 5cm. scapes rising from each bulb to carry flowers with lilac-blue segments with darker midribs. A lovely, early & long flowering pan-plant.)

  Seeds from: JJA web shop (as “877.750 : SCILLA SIBERICA subsp. TAURICA”)
  Sowing: Oct. 2004
  Germinating: Feb. 2005
  First blooming: 20 Feb. 2008
  Pictures taken: 03 Jan. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 08, 2016, 03:25:33 PM
344.205 : CROCUS DANFORDIAE from BLUE FORM * Turkey. Ex LST 014. (From a soft lilac blue form.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: 07 Jan. 2016
  Pictures taken: 08 Jan. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 20, 2016, 08:05:07 AM
343.211 : CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS * Turkey, Kartal Geçidi. 1560m. Ex LST 068A. (Wild forms tend to be much smaller, daintier plants than the many garden hybrids & are often none too easy to grow well. Distributed from Serbia to central Turkey, it is essentially a yellow-flowered version of the C. biflorus complex and is similarly highly variable. This collection is distinguished by having a lilac-purple perianth-tube to the bright yellow flowers.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Feb. 2011
  First blooming: 01 Jan. 2015

  Pictures taken: 20 Jan. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 20, 2016, 11:39:29 AM
Acis trichophylla JJA.630.501 blooming now in a cool basement under lights.


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tony Willis on January 23, 2016, 11:53:58 AM
Galanthus schaoricus JCA0509450 sown Jan 2011. It is only 10 cms tall

This is regarded as a synonym for Galanthus alpinus
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 23, 2016, 08:17:17 PM
Pamela Harlow and her husband Bob  in Seattle have kindly  sent these photos of some of the plants they are growing from Archibald seed ....

Gladiolus oppositifolius subsp. salmoneus  3.270.101

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 23, 2016, 08:19:33 PM
Lilium duchartrei  4.517.608
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Lilium lankongense
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Lilium ledbourii 633.950
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Lilium speciosum var clivorum  4.522.220       x2
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Post by: Maggi Young on January 23, 2016, 08:23:20 PM
Cyclamen graecum
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Iris chrysographes
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Libertia caerulescens
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Saxifraga fortunei
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 23, 2016, 08:25:14 PM
Helleborus odorus 562.006
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Helleborus x hybridus   x 2

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 31, 2016, 07:49:23 PM
Some more plants  grown from Archibald  collections  by Peter Taggart.

Colchicum hirsutum JJA 314500
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Iris rosenbachiana
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Iris zagrica  
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 31, 2016, 07:53:26 PM
Muscari anatolicum - JJA 068.7950  from Yann D.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 31, 2016, 07:54:21 PM
Lachenalia sp JAA 639 W. of Calvinia    pic from  Vangelis Skoufakis  and  Vanskou Photography on Facebook

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https://www.facebook.com/vanskouphotography/?pnref=story (https://www.facebook.com/vanskouphotography/?pnref=story)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 05, 2016, 01:28:56 PM
339.609 : CROCUS ABANTENSIS * Turkey, Bolu, near Abant golu. 1100m. (A beautiful spring-flowering species with flowers in clear, bright blue, contrasting with the yellow throats. Only known from the area around Lake Abant, in the cold, wet, NW corner of Turkey. It does well outside in the UK and, if grown in a pot, should not be overdried in summer.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: -- --
  First blooming: 24 Jan. 2014
  Pictures taken: 05 Feb. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 06, 2016, 02:42:36 PM
Another Iris grown by Peter Taggart - Iris nicolai JJA 0591250 Ex Tajikistan Varzob Valley near Kandara
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 12, 2016, 03:32:19 PM
702.720 : NARCISUS PAPYRACEUS* No data but froma vigorous, free-flowering clone, almost certainly originating in Morocco. (Clusters of richly scented, white flowers in late winter. Needs a hot, dry summer rest to flower well.)

 Pictures taken: 11 Feb. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 16, 2016, 02:21:50 PM
More photos from YT :
Narcissus cantabricus, ex. JJA 699.814[/b]. A second generation seedling sown in 2013.
The seedlings from JJA (the first generation) varied in flower shape and size. I carefully selected uniform open-mouthed flowers and pollinated them. (original plant shown previously)

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Narcissus minor, JJA 702.305 has just started to bloom. (original plant shown previously)

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 01, 2016, 09:30:53 PM
Crocus cvijicii JJA 343.600, ex Greece.  Flowers are scented and in chrome-yellow to orange yellow, different colour to other forms I grow.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2016, 03:01:52 PM
This photo is by Lawrence Peet, from Loughborough  today. Fritillaria stenanthera JJA 503.209  winner  of the  Farrer medal and best bulbous plant in show  for  grower George Elder at AGS Loughborough.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 18, 2016, 03:51:54 PM
700.300 : NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS Portugal, Sigüeiro near Santiago de Compostella. Ex JWB02-01. (A little seed with field data from this recently discovered colony. This extraordinary species was once thought to be all but extinct.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on March 20, 2016, 12:24:24 AM
Crocus aerius JJA 339.810
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 21, 2016, 11:55:16 AM
688.012 :MUSCARI ARMENIACUM from PINK FORM * Turkey, Konya, S of Beysehir Golu. 1100m. Roadside verge. Ex. R. & R. Wallis 90-50. (From a selection made in Turkey by Bob & Rannveig Wallis over a decade ago. Pinkish white flowers blush to deeper pink as they mature. A good percentage now come ‘true’ after two generations.).
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 26, 2016, 07:15:41 AM
694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS * Morocco, High Atlas, above Amizmiz. 2000m. Among scrub, in soft, moist loam. Ex the 1936, E.K. Balls type coll. (A very local plant in the wild &, after almost 70 years, still rare in cultivation, where it is by no means easy to grow. Sweetly scented, creamy white jonquils carried singly on 15cm. stems. Distinct from the N. rupicola group in its deeper, cup-shaped corona & in the arrangement of the anthers.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 03, 2016, 04:38:40 PM
690.080 : MUSCARI MCBEATHIANUM (Subgen. Pseudomuscari) * Turkey, Adana, ENE of Tufanbeyli. 1200m. Open areas among Pinus in fine sand. (Racems of open-mouthed, ice-blue to white flowers from porcelain-blue buds on 10cm. stems. A charming, delicate little species we discovered in 1985. Needs careful watering in the alpine-house.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Pictures taken: 02 Apr. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 03, 2016, 04:39:56 PM
688.101 : MUSCARI AUCHERI (Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Bolu, near Abant Golu. 1000m. Ex N. Stevens 2541 (A striking bicoloured form. Mid-blue and white flowers over short, neat foliage. From a cool, moist part of Turkey.)


  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Pictures taken: 02 Apr. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2016, 01:13:18 PM
I got these from a well-known rare bulb dealer in North Wales as Acis trichophyllaJJA.630.501. A particularly good pink form.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2016, 09:49:30 PM
 From Matteo La Civita - From the January 2011 list:  Paeonia wittmanniana748.107

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: shelagh on April 10, 2016, 02:06:24 PM
Derek Pickard is a wonderful grower of Dionysias but he also grows other things jolly well too.  Yesterday at the Chesterfield Show he pointed out this little beauty and I asked if I could put it on this thread.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 11, 2016, 07:13:06 PM
Iris pumila JJA199590 has been shown this thread before - but I could not resist showing these plants, grown by Rob Potterton of the well=known nursery ....  http://www.pottertons.co.uk (http://www.pottertons.co.uk)

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Previous  mentions:
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg311874#msg311874 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg311874#msg311874)
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg328824#msg328824 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg328824#msg328824)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 11, 2016, 08:04:58 PM
From  Fritillaria Icones - http://fritillariaicones.com/ (http://fritillariaicones.com/)  -    a recent photo of   
  Fritillaria kurdica JJA17242  ex Iran Kordestan

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 16, 2016, 11:27:36 AM
Paeonia wendelboi (iranica) from JJA 19199 seeds (2010 catalogue) described as Paeonia species nova - pix from Matteo La Civita

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The pictures above are of  ...." a wonderful species of Paeonia that Jim Archibald found in Iran and collected seed from and which his wife, Jenny, said is 'one of the few plants which rendered Jim speechless when we found it'. An example of one of the very special plants from Iran which would be a beautiful garden plant if carefully cultivated and grown by nurserymen. Peonies are not difficult to grow from seed, but slow, and require patience like all of the best gardening 😊. This (below) is a picture taken in one of Jim's polytunnels showing, on the left, the collection of peony species he grew to collect and distribute seed from, proof that sustainable cultivation of rare and desirable wild plants by knowlegeable and committed plants-people both increases our respect for plants and the beauty of our personal surroundings."   from  Tim Ingram

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 01, 2016, 04:48:21 PM
Allium karataviense ssp. henrikii JJA133014 from Luc S.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 01, 2016, 04:51:40 PM
Cyclamen repandum ex JCA5157 - from elsewhere in the forum, from Philip Walker

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 01, 2016, 04:52:37 PM
Paeonia species nova ex JJA seed  Iran - pic  from Janis R

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 01, 2016, 04:53:48 PM
Iris junonia 590.100  - photos from Tom Waters in New Mexico

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 07, 2016, 07:09:21 PM
Alan Gardner took two pictures of plants at the Milngavie SRGC show today of plants with JJA/ JCA  numbers

Fritillaria liliacea JJA 1371100 - sown in 1999 - I think this is grown by George Young
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Ramonda nathaliae JCA686 -from Shelagh and Brian Smethurst.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 07, 2016, 09:30:06 PM
Tony Goode posted these photos of one of the  plants of Tchihatchewia isatidea - a second generation seedling ex JJA seed and the accompanying notes from the grower, Robert Rolfe , from the AGS show at Wymondham today.

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Tchihatchewia isatidea

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on May 17, 2016, 08:22:26 PM
583.101  Iris acutiloba subsp. lineolata (Sect. Oncocyclus) Iran, Ardabil, W of Ardabil, Kuh-e-Sabalan.  2400 m.  Among steppe vegetation on tuffs of volcanic ash.

From September 2007 list.  Sown Sept 2007; first flower May 2016.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 17, 2016, 08:35:59 PM
I have been kindly given permission by Plant World Seeds to show these photos, used on their website of  plants from Archibald seed. (http://www.plant-world-seeds.com)

Plant World Seeds, St. Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SE, U.K.  http://www.plant-world-seeds.com (http://www.plant-world-seeds.com)

Albuca 'Jim Archibald'
"This is one of the late great Jim Archibald collections (JCA 15856)with strap shaped basal foliage and racemes of white goblet-like flowers, the outer tepals of which are striped green and the inner tepals tipped pale yellow."

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Campanula  choruhensis   (sometimes called Campanula troegerae )
"This rare, low-growing rock plant from Turkey with large, beautifully-shaped white flowers in midsummer, is an an amazing alpine plant that grows in narrow vertical rock crevices in Turkey. It forms small tufts of grey, toothed leaves and bears disproportionately-large, open-faced, creamy-white bells that pop open from huge ribbed pink buds. This fabulous species is not too difficult to grow if provided with sharp drainage and winter cover, or is grown in an alpine house as a show plant. Jim and Jenny Archibald collected many campanula species, and it was they who introduced the famous white bellflower Campanula troegerae, from the area close to the river Choruh near Yusufeli. And it was they who were probably the first collectors offering seed of Campanula choruhensis, which was initially listed as C. troegerae, as C. choruhensis was as yet unknown to science!"

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 17, 2016, 08:40:09 PM
John Lonsdale is growing this Scopolia carniolica from Archibald seed.  There are two possible collections :

879.005 : SCOPOLIA CARNIOLICA Slovenia, SE of Ljubljana, near Grosuplje. c.400m. Woodland at bottom of doline. W. McLewin 98-11. (A fascinating woodland plant in the Solanaceae, recorded in very local, widely separated colonies through central Europe, from Lithuania to the Ukraine. Big horizontal rhizones, like flattened potatoes, spread slowly on the surface of the earth and in early spring send up stout stems of cylindrical bells, hanging on thready pedicels, before the leaves expand. Though the flowers open near the ground, the stems elongate to about 50cm. to carry large potato-leaves in summer. Typically, the bells are a delicately veined, lurid violet-red-brown but in a handful of sites in the karst country of Slovenia, of which this is one, a beautiful, translucent yellow colour phase occurs with the dark reds. This has been called S.c. subsp. hladnikiana, a name sensibly disregarded by 'Flora Europaea', though useful for gardeners to distinguish it. Both colours occur here so expect both from the wild seed.)
879.015 : SCOPOLIA CARNIOLICA subsp. HLADNIKIANA No data. A fascinating woodland plant in the Solanaceae, recorded in very local, widely separated colonies through central Europe, from Lithuania to the Ukraine. In a handful of sites in the karst country of Slovenia, this beautiful, translucent yellow colour phase occurs among the usual dark reds. This has been called S.c. subsp. hladnikiana, a name sensibly disregarded by 'Flora Europaea' but it remains useful for gardeners to distinguish it. Big horizontal rhizomes, like flattened potatoes, spread slowly on the surface of the earth and in early spring send up stout stems of cylindrical bells, hanging on thready pedicels, before the leaves expand. Though the flowers open near the ground, the stems elongate to about 50cm. to carry large potato-leaves in summer.)

Scopolia carniolica var.brevifolia - which seems to be a synonym.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 17, 2016, 08:45:31 PM
Some Alliums grown by Luc Scheldeman

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Allium karataviense ssp. henrikii JJA133014


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Allium komarowii JJA133070 Antara-Sara valley Tadjikistan


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Allium roseum JJA136200 Portugal


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Allium shatakiense JJA137045 Turkey


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Allium shelkovnikovii JJA137050 Kuh-e-Sabalan Iran
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Nicholson on May 24, 2016, 12:59:53 PM
Heuchera pulchella JCA 9508.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2016, 03:14:27 PM
Quote
Quote from: Maggi Young  to Jon Evans on Wimborne Show report   notification

    Enjoying your report immensely - may I use your photos of Diane's plant of Iris lineata JJA 590.625 to add to the Archibald Archive?
First three pix are from Jon  Evans's AGS show report  (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/discussion/atshows/Summer+South+/20151/)
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    The story is that the seed was not originally collected by Jim, being a 6 digit number.  The seed actually came originally from SRGC seed   :o  which the Wallises grew on and passed seed to Jim who in turn grew it on, and hence the source of the seed on his list.

    This is Jim's information about the plant:

   " 590.625 : IRIS LINEATA (I. karategina) (Sect. Regelia) *  Tadjikistan. No further data. (Raised from seed received as I. stolonifera from material collected in Tadjikistan. Stoloniferous it certainly is but the rhizomes are smaller & thinner than I. stolonifera. The blue-bearded, darker segments of the flowers on 30cm. stems are more pointed & it floweras about a month earlier with us.  I. lineata was merged with the allied I. darwasica by Dykes but not by Brian Mathew. These species are obscure and all three may run into each other in the wild. Not too difficult but less vigorous than the clones of I. stolonifera we grow."

    I have found it easier than other Regelias which I have, usually finding they need a warmer summer than I can give them  ;D.  This particular plant was completely overlooked and spent all winter outside in a pot, unprotected, not a regime I would have normally followed for Regelias and Oncos. It must have been OK as it flowered well, although typically for that group, the flowers typically lasted a couple of days before the next ones opened, not ideal for showing.

    Here's a couple of pix I took on the day, struggling to sort out depth of field with a new mirrorless camera  ::)
   
Diane's photos...
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Thanks to Diane and Jon for their contribution.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2016, 03:20:16 PM
Now for some photos garnered here and there....

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 Paeonia from JJA seed from locality of P.  wendelboi  grown by Zdenek Zvolanek
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Nicholson on May 31, 2016, 05:11:07 PM
Heuchera pulchella (JCA 9508) is mine Maggi.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2016, 05:21:01 PM
Heuchera pulchella (JCA 9508) is mine Maggi.
Thanks David - I'm  clearly suffering brain fade.   :-[
 And posted by you  some time ago ... http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg358554#msg358554 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg358554#msg358554)  - Sorry!!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 22, 2016, 11:37:29 AM
Update from Viv Condon on some of  her Archibald plants :
Seed collectors
Sometimes great men come along and we seem to take it for granted they will be around for ever and we will be able to buy seed and plants from them as long as we feel like it, but it is not the case at all.
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Cyclamen coum forma albissimum   from Archibald seed 2001 collection No.0.360.100 , with little or no colour on the nose at all, just a shading. A bit trickier to grow than Cyclamen coum, likes high shade and good drainage, but moisture as you can tell by the moss around the Cyclamen.

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Acis tingitanum syn. Leucojum tingitanum they are  from Archibald seed  630.480 collected in 1996 and flowered in 2000 only four years to flower, not long to wait really. They grow beautifully off the Mt and do not mind the heat and a clayish soil in Montrose as well as doing quite well here in the Dandenong Ranges in a sunny position. The Acis do well in Australia as in a previous blog I showed a photo of Acis valentinum from Marcus doing incredibly well, but I must stress well drained soil and lifting every few years.


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 A collection of Cyclamen elegans two forms or colours. Seed collected by Archibald in Iran 2001 362.000 and 362.001 they flowered in 2006, and I had a few spare corms to sell last year at our meeting.
 


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 22, 2016, 07:33:08 PM
From Antoine Hoog : Lilium ledebourii ex Iran Talysh via Jim Archibald 

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 03, 2016, 10:16:07 PM
From Lawrence Peet ....
Zaluzianskya sp. JCA 15665
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 03, 2016, 10:20:38 PM
Albuca sp.  JJA 15856 - this from Michael J. Campbell and   we have had pix previously from David Nicholson.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 03, 2016, 10:22:50 PM
Bellevalia fominii JJA227.841 coll. in Turkey -  Hakkari 1700m - pictures from Antoine Hoog

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 18, 2016, 04:14:31 PM
Grown by Greg Boldiston in Australia :

Crocus biflorus isauricus
Grown from seed collected by Jim Archibald - no number available
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 21, 2016, 03:41:06 PM
Gladiolus flanaganii -  JJA collection from Drakensberg, SA at 2850m alt. - grown by Antoine Hoog

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 09, 2016, 08:45:37 PM
Galanthus fosteri  Syria, from Viv Condon
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 09, 2016, 08:46:26 PM
Narcissus assoanus  from Rogan Roth
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 03:23:51 PM
Some  JJA allium photos, garnered from Luc Scheldeman.  :)

Allium barsczewskii JJA130641 Pskem Range Uzbekistan
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Allium capitellatum JJA131185
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Allium colchicifolium JJA131590 Tunceli Turkey  (follow-up pic shown previously)
 
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 03:24:58 PM
Allium crispum JJA1030602
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 03:31:03 PM
Allium komarowii JJA133070   Antara-Sara valley Tadjikistan (follow-up picture)

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Allium roseum JJA136200  Portugal
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 03:32:54 PM
Allium shatakiense JJA137045  Turkey
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 Allium shelkovnikovii JJA137050  Kuh-e-Sabalan Iran
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 03:33:54 PM
Flowering now from Luc -
Allium capitellatum JJA131185
  collected near Siah Bisheh, Mazandaran Iran
 
"Worth  growing because of the late flowering. The bulbs are in flower now after the leaves are gone dormant. Height is some 35 cm. I don't remember how long it took to get flowering bulbs. I guess at least 5-6 years after germination."
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Yann on August 10, 2016, 04:18:00 PM
Luc has excellent skills to grow these alliums  :P
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 10, 2016, 09:18:17 PM
Luc has excellent skills to grow these alliums  :P
Oh yes!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:37:32 PM
 Some years ago Jane McGary, well-known American bulb grower, shared photos of plants she is growing from Archibald seed with the SRGC for the Archive.  These photos  were added to the master-list of JJA seeds back then  but I only now have a chance to add them here too. I think it's  good to have them available  in the forum too, for searching .
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Alstroemeria aurea 14404

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Alstroemeria hookeri

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Arum dioscoridis var spectabile  195155

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Brimeura fastigiata 240100
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:40:33 PM
The following posts are all from Jane  McGary's photos
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Bellevalia dubia 227702

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Bellevalia forniculata 227770
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Bellevalia longistyla LP7044
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:43:43 PM
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Calochortus argillosus
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Calochortus  coxii  13240

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Delphinium luteum
1302500
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:46:09 PM
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Colchicum macrophyllum 315601

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Colchicum parnassicum 316400

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Colchicum variegatum 318802

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
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Crocus adenensis 339700

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Crocus biflorus pulchricolor 341570

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Crocus boryi 341801

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Crocus flavus 344510

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Crocus graveolens 345602
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:52:15 PM
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Crocus karduchorum 346300

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Crocus laevigatus  347410

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Crocus robertianus 351010

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Crocus rujanensis 351100

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 04:57:10 PM
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Fritillaria sp.   (2012 )

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Fritillaria aff. chlororhabdota 16897

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Fritillaria agrestis 10500

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Fritillaria alfredae glaucoviridis 490800

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Fritillaria ariana  491150

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:00:49 PM
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Fritillaria conica 49300

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Fritillaria ehrhartii 494800

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Fritillaria forbesii 495700

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Fritillaria gibbosa
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:03:59 PM
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Fritillaria  involucrata 497610

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Fritillaria latifolia 498205

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Fritillaria michailovskyi 499906

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Fritillaria obliqua 500510  and
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Fritillaria obliqua group 500510
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:06:59 PM
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Fritillaria pinardii 501801

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Fritillaria  pinardii 501811

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Fritillaria reuteri

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Fritillaria rixii

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Fritillaria stenanthera ex Kath Dryden

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:10:42 PM
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Fritillaria striata ex J. Andrews

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Fritillaria tubiformis 93503800

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Fritillaria 17255  ex Iran - prob. crassifolia.

This  seed collection is also being grown by Mark Akimoff in the USA (http://illaherarebulbs.blogspot.co.uk/)...  Mark grows many of Jane's bulbs now.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:29:06 PM
Fritillaria caucasica JJA 85122  from Mark Akimoff - http://illaherarebulbs.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://illaherarebulbs.blogspot.co.uk/)

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:36:05 PM
Back to photos from Jane McGary .....

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Gagea fibrosa 507300

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Gladiolus antakiensis 531902

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Hyacinthella atchleyi 571000

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Hyacinthella heldreichii

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Hyacinthus orientalis chionophilus  572600
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:40:26 PM
more from the 60 pictures Jane shared with the archive ....

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Iris stenophylla allisonii ex J. Persson

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Muscari grandiflorum 689450

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Narcissus bulbocodium nivalis 696200

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Narcissus cordubensis

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Narcissus  rupicola watieri 0705600
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
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Tulipa cretica 969601

 Thank you again,  Jane!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 23, 2016, 08:37:43 PM
Note by Panayoti Kelaidis : "Blooming for weeks--this has become one of my favorite combos--Origanum acutidens (Archibald collection) and Allium togashii". [attachimg=1]
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735.001 : ORIGANUM ACUTIDENS Turkey, Erzurum, NW of Askale. 2000m. Steep, loose, eroded shale slopes. (A woody-based subshrub, about 50cm. tall, in Labiatae (Lamiaceae), endemic to E Anatolia. Very near the next in appearance but somewhat taller & usually forming larger clumps. Both of these have drooping spikes, stacked with striking creamy bracts, which remain attractive long after the small white or pinkish flowers are over.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 01, 2016, 04:31:26 PM
 Posted in the forum back in 2011, by Luc S. -this  plant under the  number  JJA14518 - thought to be  Colchicum collected  near Göktepe. Identified by forumist  Ibrahim Sozens as  Merendera attica (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6438.msg184232#msg184232) 

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 01, 2016, 04:35:21 PM
Ian McEnery says..... First Crocus this year C. kotchyanus cappadocius ex JCA from seed

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 02, 2016, 06:40:29 PM
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 11, 2016, 02:55:38 PM
Grown and photographed by Antoine Hoog  via Facebook ....
Rhodophiala bifida JJA 2.780.510

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 20, 2016, 11:28:56 AM
Posted by Erle in the Nerine thread .... N. bowdenii 3.595.100 "Distinct from other N. bowdenii we have grown possibly...Nerine  bowdenii wellsii.. .....the most cold-tolerant nerine in existence" Sown in Dec 2003 and germinating in March 3 bulbs grew erratically and failed to flower until now. The leaves are bright green 400x20mm.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 20, 2016, 11:34:43 AM
A couple of random photos of plants grown from JJA seed - sadly without numbers ....

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Iris sintenisii via Botanic Nursery

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 20, 2016, 11:36:12 AM
Colchicum euboeum  "JCA 87"  ex Felbrigg" (The UK National Collection (http://www.theplantencyclopedia.org/w/index.php?title=NCCPG_National_Plant_Collection&action=edit&redlink=1) of Colchicums is maintained at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
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From  this thread : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=13492.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=13492.0) 

JCA/JJA ref. I can find is : 312.600 : COLCHICUM EUBOEUM

From the Colchicum of Greece paper:

Colchicum euboeum (Boiss.) K. Persson, 1998

syns. C. latifolium Sm. var. euboeum Boiss., 1882

C. bivonae Guss. subsp. euboeum (Boiss.) Nyman, 1882

C. sibthorpii Baker subsp. euboeum (Orph.) K.Richt., 1890

Distribution: Endemic to Evvoia and Chalkidiki.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 01, 2016, 02:35:39 AM

Muscari armeniacum from Pink form Archibald seed 2009 Number 068 8012

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on October 01, 2016, 02:41:32 AM
Muscari armeniacum from Pink Form 068 8012 Archibald seed 2009 (sorry Maggie this is obscured by the Photo)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 01, 2016, 12:04:58 PM
No worries, Viv - I've fixed it!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 18, 2016, 04:01:44 AM
342.009 : CROCUS CANCELLATUS subsp. MAZZIARICUS *  Turkey, Denizli, Kazik Beli. 1500m. Among scrub on loose, shale slopes. J.Ruksans coll. (The attractive western race. Autumn-flowering with both white & lilac forms.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Nov. 2010
  Pictures taken: 18 Oct. 2016 (a lilac form)
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  Pictures taken: 29 Oct. 2016 (a white form)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 26, 2016, 01:09:57 PM
From Antoine Hoog - Crocus melantherus JJA.341.352
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 30, 2016, 02:38:13 AM
341.801 : Crocus boryi * Greece, Messinia, S of Pilos. 200m. Open limestone slopes. (Big, creamy white goblets with orange styles in autumn. More widespread in S Greece than the sympatric C. niveus but not so easy to grow with us.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Jan. 2010
  Pictures taken: 18 Oct. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 01, 2016, 07:40:04 AM
345.221 : CROCUS GOULIMYI var. LEUCANTHUS Greece, Lakonia, S of Monemvassia. J.Ruksans coll. (Type-locality material of this recently described, geographically race From clons which are consistently white-flowered.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Nov. 2010
  Pictures taken: 01 Nov. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 09, 2016, 08:58:29 AM
345.212 : CROCUS GOULIMYI from SELECTED VARIANTS
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Post by: YT on November 11, 2016, 03:31:17 PM
345.220 : CROCUS GOULIMYI var. LEUCANTHUS * Greece, Lakonia, SW of Monemvassia. Ex an S. Keeble coll. (From type-locality material which is evenly & consistently white-flowered.)

  Seeds from: EXCLUSIVE SEEDS / JANUARY, 2011
  Sowing: 13 Dec. 2011
  Germinating: Feb. 2012
  Pictures taken: 11 Nov. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 13, 2016, 02:50:38 PM
353.600 : CROCUS TOURNEFORTII *  (A charming plant of SE Greece & many of the Aegean islands, usually in stony sites & limestone crevices. An ideal alpine-house species for the weekenad-gardener : long-lasting, lilac-blue flowers with yellow throats open flat & stay open at night during late autumn into winter.).

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  Pictures taken: 13 Nov. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on December 01, 2016, 01:33:27 PM
Another Archibald connection from Melvyn Jope

 "Several years ago my friend the late Jim Archibald gave me some old seed to try. It was in a seed packet made rusty by the paperclip holding it together with contents described as C.persicum JCA 1050 Lebanon. The germination was quite good and from the seedlings l selected silver leaf forms. I passed them to Peter Moore of Tilebarn Nursery to develop as he had much more space than me. It is now fairly widely distributed and in some cases l think given a name.
Here is a photo of some of the seedlings that I still grow and which I prefer to describe as Cyclamen persicum ex JCA 1050 Lebanon."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 21, 2017, 04:31:22 PM
339.852 : CROCUS ALATAVICUS * Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Chimgan. 1200m. Open, stony areas below snow-patches. (The most eastern member of the genus. Pure-white flowers with yellow throats, often speckled purple-black outside, in spring. Not usually too easy to grow & increase. We find the Tien Shan populations resent high temperatures both in spring & when dormant but our own coll. from Chimgan is more accommodating. Most of this seed is from Janis Ruksans.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Pictures taken: 21 Jan. 2017
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 03, 2017, 03:46:20 PM
588.406 : IRIS HISTRIO

Pictures taken: 03 Feb. 2017

588.406 : IRIS HISTRIO (subsp. histrio) (Subgen. Hermodactyloides) *
Turkey, Hatay, W of Kişlak. Ex a N. Stevens coll.
(Anexquisite, early-flowering species native from the Lebanon up through Syria into S Turkey, usually in oak scrub & well separated geographically from I.h. subsp. aintabensis. Pale to mid-blue flowers, ridged with yellowandmottled with dark blue on the falls. Well suited to cultivation in the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it appreciates a warm summer rest.)

Sowing: Oct. 2009
Germinating: Feb. 2010
First blooming: Feb. 2015
Pictures taken: 06 Feb. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 09, 2017, 02:32:15 PM
 From Bill Squire, in Poole, Dorset - thank you, Bill.
Muscari discolor JCA4649 - Flowering now

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: sokol on February 09, 2017, 08:34:59 PM
What a nice Muscari!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Cfred72 on February 10, 2017, 04:46:32 AM
Is it a Muscari latifolium ?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 10, 2017, 03:15:54 PM
702.305 : Narcissus minor
Pictures : 10 Feb. 2017

JJA 702.305 : Narcissus minor
Spain, Leon, La Pola de Gordón. 1300m.
(A wild collection from NW Spain of this obscure dwarf, yellow trumpet-daffodil. While it is of debatable botanical delineation, it is always, in the opinion of John Blanchard, “a highly desirable garden plant” which does well outside in the UK. Usually a little more robust and later-flowering than N. asturiensis, though the early-flowering clone ‘Cedric Morris’ is thought to be a variant of this species.)

Sowing: Feb. 2008
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Feb. 2014
Pictures were taken 26 Jan. 2015

1 picture added by YT on 31 Jan. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 18, 2017, 12:12:09 AM
Hyacinthella acutiloba JJA 570.950
In january 2009 i bought seeds surplus on ebay ,all mentionned from Jim.
The seeds were sown on march and first flowers come out this year, almost 8 years later  ::)
Last season the spike dried out.

Hyacinthella acutiloba JJA 570.950
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 19, 2017, 04:03:35 PM
From Tim Ingram :
A rather unique Hellebore with strong veining on the outer side of the tepals. This was an unusual seedling amongst many grown from seed ex. Jim Archibald - not sure from where it gets this characteristic but it is a strong plant that has been in the garden for many years. Because we are beginning to think of working on the hellebores again as more room is available to grow on young plants, this is one to look at as a parent.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 19, 2017, 04:20:13 PM
Narcissus scaberulus  -JJA 706 grown by Robert B. in California

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 01, 2017, 03:03:35 PM
Almost 2 months later than the last season.

877.750 : SCILLA SIBERICA subsp. TAURICA * Turkey, Adana, N of Saimbeyli. 1300m. Ex R.& R. Wallis 93-33. (A beautiful, little, blue-flowered plant which seems to fit into this recently described taxon : listed earlier by us under ref. 874.030.)

874.009 : SCILLA INGRIDIAE (S. ingridiae var. taurica, S. siberica subsp. taurica) * Turkey, SE of Kahramanmaraş. Ex a N. Stevens coll. (This collection has been attributed to S. leepii and we have listed as the R. & R. Wallis 93-33 collection from an adjacent area as S. siberica subsp. taurca. We believe it is now correctly identified. A seldom-collected, little species, endemic to the upper drainage of the Tigris, with up to 6, usually single-flowered, slender, 5cm. scapes rising from each bulb to carry flowers with lilac-blue segments with darker midribs. A lovely, early & long flowering pan-plant.)

  Seeds from: JJA web shop (as “877.750 : SCILLA SIBERICA subsp. TAURICA”)
  Sowing: Oct. 2004
  Germinating: Feb. 2005
  First blooming: 20 Feb. 2008
  Pictures taken: 03 Jan. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 01, 2017, 04:32:57 PM
From Ebbie P.- posted elsewhere in the Forum....
 
Iris rosenbachiana 'Harangon' (JJA 0.596.059)

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 04:39:42 PM
An Iris without ID from Archibald seed
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 04:41:04 PM
Narcissus asturiensis JJA694004  from Luc S.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 04:43:53 PM
Romulea sp ?  830.800 Corsica nr Calvi  - grown by Antoine Hoog - received as R. requenii, but  with pic of that species for comparison 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 04:49:16 PM
Tulipa sp.   17360

Jim Archibald collection No17630
Coll Kazakhstan,Djambil,Karatau, WNW of Koktal. At 800m. on rocky slopes. Could this be Tulipa orthopoda?   3 pix from Bill Squires
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: arilnut on March 05, 2017, 05:05:55 PM
An Iris without ID from Archibald seed

Hi Maggie.  It is definitely an Arilbred. No way of discerning any parentage.
Who grew it?

John B
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:27:43 PM
Yes, John,  I think  it  is one of Jim and Jenny's garden seeds - grown in the USA
 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg372786#msg372786 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg372786#msg372786)  )
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:34:08 PM
Mike Tucker in Somerset has  begun to send through some excellent photos of plants he is growing from Archibald seed. He would welcome any  suggestions about  plants which may be mis-named /mis-identified.

Cynaria hystrix JJA372.100 Morocco 1962


Helleborus multifidus ssp. multifidus JCA 4114 Hrvatska

Helleborus torquatus 562.800 Yugoslavia

Helleborus torquatus 562.803 Yugoslavia
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:38:40 PM
Now some  paeonies.....

Paeonia flavescens JJA 746.560 Sicily

Paeonia lactiflora JJA 4.580.503 Russia

Paeonia lithophila JJA 746.640 Ukraine

Paeonia mascula ssp russi  JJA 747.000 Sardinia

Paeonia mascula  var. hellenica JJA 746.909
Greece
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:42:11 PM
more paeonies...

Paeonia mlokosewitschii JJA 747.100 Georgia

Paeonia sinjiangensis JJA 747.845 China

Paeonia sp. nova JCA 17180  Iran

Paeonia tenuifolia JJA 747.900
Georgia
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:44:07 PM
again from Mike Tucker in Somerset..... a Flores and Watson collection via the Archibalds ....

Passiflora sp
. F&W 11462  [/b]Argentina - perhaps P. moorei?



Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:48:34 PM
Now Mike Tucker turns his camera to tulips.

Tulipa aff. systola JCA16911 Iran

Tulipa cretica JJA 969.600 Crete

Tulipa dubia JJA 969.650

Tulipa fosteriana JJA 969.750 Uzbekistan

Tulipa greigii JJA 969.829 Kazakhstan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:52:48 PM
more tulips

Tulipa JJA - stray.

Tulipa julia JJA 970.400
Turkey

Tulipa kaufmanniana
JCA 17521
Uzbekistan

Tulipa kolpakowskiana
JJA 970.460
Kazakhstan

Tulipa montana -  recved. as  T. micheliana 979.600
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 05:57:19 PM
and more -  comments on species welcome.

Tulipa sp. JCA 16702 Iran

Tulipa sp. JCA 7673 aff julia (JJA 970.401)

Tulipa  sp. JCA 16891 Iran

Tulipa sp.  JCA 17621 Kazakhstan (talijevi -biflora)

Tulipa sp. JCA 17640 Kazakhstan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 05, 2017, 06:00:23 PM
final couple from Mike for now....
I am immensely grateful to Mike Tucker for his  contribution to the Archibald archive, which so many of us are working on and  using.

Tulipa sp. JCA 19073  - montana var chrysantha

Tulipa tschimganica JJA 971.800 Uzbekistan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:09:51 PM
More from Mike Tucker in Somerset:


Bellevalia aff. crassa JJA 227.205 Turkey

Bellevalia macrobotrys JJA 227.999 Iran

Bellevalia sp
. JCA 16847 Iran

Bellevalia sp. JCA 16930 Iran

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:12:15 PM
Centaurea (possibly) pyrrhoblephara JJA 285.200 Turkey

Ennealophus fimbriatus 2.293.509 Argentina

Ipomoea rubriflora JJA 2.476.009 Argentina

Kniphofia porphyrantha ( September) JJA 3.462.900 Orange Free State

Kniphofia sarmentosa ( February) JJA 3. 463.600 W. Cape
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:14:08 PM
Leucocoryne coquimbensis JJA 2.525.230  Chile

Lewisia rediviva JCA 1.497.202  Idaho

Lewisia rediviva JJA 1.497.200 Wyoming

Lilium wigginsii JCA 11848 California  ( was volmeri)

Lupinus ultramontanus JJA 2.567.009 Argentina

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:16:41 PM
Maurandella antirrhiniflora JJA 2.588.009 Argentina

Moraea loubseri JJA 3.555.300 Western Cape

Oenethera nana JJA 2.682.009 Argentina

Oenethera longituba JJA 2.681.509 Argentina

Ostrowskia magnifica JJA 741.500 Tajikistan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:17:16 PM
Ruellia ciliatiflora JJA 2.792.109 Argentina
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 06, 2017, 10:19:34 PM
Tropaeolum hookerianum subsp.pilosum Chile (F&W8633)

Tropaeolum hookerianum subsp. austropurpureum JJA 2.970.929 Chile

Tropaeolum incisum JCA 12367 Argentina

Tropaeolum leptophyllum  JJA 2.971.050 Chile

Tropaeolum sessilifolium JCA 12337 Chile
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 08, 2017, 03:41:38 PM
From Ian Young's Bulb Log  this week : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar081488968834BULB_LOG_1017.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar081488968834BULB_LOG_1017.pdf)

Narcissus sp. Morocco JCA1016
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 10, 2017, 03:14:17 PM
Two more pix from Bill Squire in Dorset who has allowed us to share his photos from Facebook before -  thanks Bill  :)

Narcissus atlanticus JCA694100
Collected by Jim in the High Atlas at 2000m


 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 10, 2017, 05:36:36 PM
Muscari muscarimi JCA 490201- again  from Bill Squire in Dorset - via FB.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 06:42:08 PM
Some updates  from YT

Narcissus bulbicodium var. pallidus JJA 696600



Fritillaria stenanthera JJA 503 208
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 06:48:03 PM
Mike Tucker  sends these .....

Allium alexejanum JJA 130.200 Tadjikistan

Allium bodeanum JJA 130.670

Allium cassium var. hirtellum JJA 3131.520

Allium cupuliferum
JJA 131.850 Tadjikistan

Allium fedtschenkoi ( still unflowered ) JJA  132.280 Turkey. ex. Norman Stevens  col.


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 06:51:46 PM
and....
Allium karataviense JCA 17598 (JJA 133.007) Kazakhstan

Allium komarowii
JJA 133.070 Tadjikistan

Allium taeniopetalum JJA 139.150 Tadjikistan

Allium taschkenticum JJA 139.180 Uzbekistan

Allium trautvetterianum
JJA 139.500 Tadjikistan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 06:55:05 PM
next ....
Hyacinthella glabrescens JJA 571.125

Hyacinthoides algeriensis JJA 572.005 Morocco

Hyacinthoides reverchonii JJA 572.300 Spain

Hyacinthus litwinowii
JJA 572.500 Iran

Hyacinthus orientalis subsp. chionophilus JJA 572.600 Turkey
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 06:57:53 PM
now ....
Muscari aff. discolor JJA 689.300 Turkey

Muscari muscarimi JJA 690.201 Turkey

Muscari pseudomuscari JJA 690.700

Muscari aff. tenuifolium JJA 691.251 Iran

Muscari anatolicum JJA 687.950 Turkey
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 07:01:25 PM
and ...

Muscari armeniacum JCA 16739 (JJA 688.005) Iran

Muscari bourgaei JCA14539

Muscari coeleste
JJA 688.704 Turkey

Muscari latifolium JJA 689.800 Turkey

Muscari leucostomum JJA 689.851
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 12, 2017, 07:04:33 PM
more Muscari...

Muscari macrocarpum JJA 690.000 Greece

Muscari massayanum
JJA 690.040 Turkey

Muscari mirum JJA 690.150 Turkey

Muscari pallens JJA 690.550 Russia
 
Muscari weisii JJA 691.409

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 13, 2017, 04:51:45 PM
Some updates  from YT
Narcissus bulbicodium var. pallidus JJA 696600
Narcissus bulbicodium var. pallidus JJA 696600 - seed pods
Fritillaria stenanthera JJA 503 208

Thank you for posting these copies here, Maggi. The seed pots in the second picture is not Narcissus bulbicodium var. pallidus. Sorry for my bad caption in my original post.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 13, 2017, 08:06:31 PM
Thank you for posting these copies here, Maggi. The seed pots in the second picture is not Narcissus bulbicodium var. pallidus. Sorry for my bad caption in my original post.
My mistake, Tatsuo - I'll correct that now.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 15, 2017, 08:52:53 PM
Mike Tucker  sends Iris today.....

Iris barnumae
f. protonyma JJA 584.750, Iran

Iris latifolia
JCA 590.400  France, Haute - Pyrenees

Iris munzii
JJA 1.461.301 Cal., Tulare Co. Kaweah River Gorge, Mineral King Road, 2001 collection.

Iris paradoxa
JJA 592.320 Ex MP collection Armenia, Lake Sevan.

Iris sari - JJA 596.601 Turkey, Gaziantep, W. of Gaziantep
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 15, 2017, 08:56:26 PM
Iris sari - JJA 596.605 Turkey, Sivas, S. of Kangol

Iris schachtii - JJA 596.802, Turkey

Iris schachtii (white)- JJA 596.802, Turkey

Iris serotina JJA 597.009, Spain, Cuenca, 1200m. R.D.Dominguez coll.

Iris stolonifera JJA 599.138 Uzbekistan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 18, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
Today from Mike Tucker.....

    Ornithogalum algieriensis (possibly) JCA 830A (830 is a muscari) Morocco 1966.
    Ornithogalum arcuatum JJA 738.100 Turkey
    Ornithogalum bungei - JJA 738.230
    Ornithogalum platyphyllum - JJA 739.158 Armenia
    Ornithogalum ponticum JJA 739.170 Ukraine

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 18, 2017, 04:40:29 PM
also ....

    Ornithogalum reverchonii JJA 739.409 spain ex I. Barton collection 
    Ornithogalum sp. JCA 5964 collection 1985,Boz Dagl
    Ornithogalum sp. JCA 14692
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Yann on March 18, 2017, 05:59:15 PM
that's a nice collection  ::)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 01:20:43 PM
A question from Mike Tucker -
Anyone out there growing this one?


Paeonia sp.nov. JCA 17180 Iran, Mazandaran, ENE of Firuzkuh  March

Grown from seed direct from JCA,  the description in Master list refers to cream anthers, glabrous carpels etc but also ‘hairless beneath’ -  my plant is is hairy beneath.

The 2016 taxonomic revision of Paeonia in Iran recognises just the 3 species ie mascula,tomentosa and wendlboi.

The description for tomentosa ? now includes leaves hairy on the undersides, carpels densly hairy or very rarely glabrous and  filaments yellow or violet.

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Paeonia sp.nov. JCA 17180 Iran, Mazandaran, ENE of Firuzkuh 

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Paeonia sp.nov. JCA 17180 Iran, Mazandaran, ENE of Firuzkuh   - flower bud

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Paeonia sp.nov. JCA 17180 Iran, Mazandaran, ENE of Firuzkuh  - full flower last year

Any views on this would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 02:07:33 PM
Newly arrived from  Mike Tucker.....

    Alstroemeria revoluta JJA 2.029.603 Chile, VI, O'Higgins F&W 11254

    Alstroemeria umbellata JJA 030.001 Chile, Reg. Metro, Lagunillas

    Arum sp. JCA 17500A collected with Eminium, Kazakhstan (or not!)

    Biarum tenuifolium JJA 232.402 Pilio, Kalamaki 1983

    Brimeura amethystinum JJA 240.000, France, Hautes-Pyrenees, Vallee d'Ossoue
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 02:09:24 PM
and

   Calochortus westonii JJA 1.182.500 Cal., Kern Co.

    Camassia quamash JJA 1.191.101 - Oregon, Douglas Co., 1995

    Colchicum kurdicum JJA 314.790 Iran, Kordestan, S. of Marivan

    Colchicum sp. JCA 17256 Iran, Kordestan, SW of Daraki

    Colchicum varians JJA 318.700 Iran, Esfahan, SE of Khonsar
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 02:11:36 PM
and ....

    Convolvulus crenatifolius JJA 2.256.109 A.Flores & J. Watson 11385 Argentina, Catamarca

    Crocus almehensis 339.950. Iran, Gorgan, Almeh. ex. Per Wendelbo coll.

    Crocus antalyensis JJA 340.201

    Crocus asumaniae JJA 340.350. Antalya, Turkey

    Crocus boryi JCA 5148A
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 02:13:59 PM
and ....
   Crocus candidus JJA 342.400

    Crocus flavus subsp. dissectusJJA 344.659. Turkey, N.Stevens col.

    Crocus goulymi JJA 345.200

    Crocus niveus JCA 5132
 
    Crocus olivieri JJA 349.305
 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 02:16:18 PM
last today ....

    Crocus paschei JJA 349.980

    Crocus rujanensis JJA 351.100

    Crocus speciosus JCA 16738 Khalkhal - Asatem, Iran 2000

    Crocus vallicola JJA 353.803 Turkey, Artvin, Genya Dag

    Crocus veluchensis JJA 354.002 Jugoslavia, Serbia, Kosovo, above Vratnic
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 20, 2017, 10:02:30 AM
601.600 : IRIS ZAGRICA (Subgen. Hermodactyloides) * Iran, Kordestan, SW of Daraki. 2500m. Loose, SW-facing limestone slope. (Previously listed as Iris aff. reticulata under our reference number 595.810, this has now been described as a new species, differing markedly from I. reticulata in the flower structure. This population, from the same slope on the Iraqi border as our mysterious Fritillaria collection 17255, carries its capsules on long, arching, wiry pedicels, in the previously unique manner of I. pamphylica but more or less erect rather than drooping. It superficially differs a little from the forms from the Kurdish steppes, now attributed to this new species, but so notably as to merit further separation. Foliage is typical of Iris reticulata and the flowers are bicoloured: ice-blue, almost white, & dark blue on the blade of the falls.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Feb. 2011
  First blooming: 12 Mar. 2016
  Pictures: 20 Mar. 2017
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Post by: Maggi Young on March 20, 2017, 03:13:57 PM
Narcissus rupicola subsp. watieri JJA 705.701 photo from Antoine Hoog
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 22, 2017, 11:18:35 AM
706.250 : NARCISSUS SEGURIENSIS
Pictures: 22 Mar. 2017

706.250 : NARCISSUS SEGURIENSIS *
Spain, Jaen, Sierra de Segura. Ex JWB01-05. (From type-locality material of this recently described yellow trumpet daffodil, in effect a ‘split’ from N. longispathus. A plant of seasonally wet sites.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Feb. 2005
  First blooming: Mar. 2013
  Pictures taking: 17 Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 22, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
From Mike Tucker today ...
  Cyclamen balearicum JJA 358.500 Spain, Mallorca,Ex. D. Hoskins collection

    Cyclamen coum f. albissimum JJA 360.100 ex. Syria

    Cyclamen pseudibericum f. roseum JJA 367.015 - Ex Turkey

    Cyclamen repandum subsp. peloponnesiacum f. vividum JJA 368.100 Greece

    Erythronium hendersonii JCA 12938
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 22, 2017, 05:59:39 PM
and....

    Erythronium oregonum subsp. leucandrum JCA 12968 Oregon

    Fritillaria acmopetala subsp. wendelboi JCA 14650 Turkey, Antalya

    Fritillaria aff. crassifolia. JCA 17255 (493.350) Iran, Kordestan - edit 24/11/17 from Laurence Hill:   "JJA17255 is an interesting collection. First it was without a name, now identified as Fritillaria kurdica but very variable." And from Robert Wallis :  ....."   this is a fascinating one. ...... It is about 30cm tall with up to 3 flowers per stem. About 10 % of the population has yellow flowers. Morphologically, F. kurdica is the closest species but it may merit another name once we know more about it."

    Fritillaria alfredae subsp. glaucoviridis JJA 490.801 Turkey,Kahramanmaras

    Fritillaria ehrhartii JJA 494.800

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 22, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
and

    Fritillaria frankiorum  ( frankorum) JJA495.750, Syria, Kassab, 700m. Ex. RRW 96-11

    Fritillaria gussichiae JCA 5060

    Fritillaria nobilis JJA 500.450 Turkey

    Fritillaria sewerzowii JJA 502.742, Kazakhstan

    Fritillaria sibthorpiana subsp. enginii JJA 502.820 Turkey, Mugla
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 22, 2017, 06:06:41 PM
....and last for today....


    Fritillaria stenanthera JJA 503.200, Uzbekistan

    Fritillaria stenanthera JJA 503.201 Kazakhstan
 
    Geranium libanii JJA 525.900 Syria, Nusairi range, above Slunfeh

    Geranium magniflorum JJA 3.243.300

    Gladiolus ecklonii (subsp. ecklonii) JJA 3.258.700. KwaZulu-Natal


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 25, 2017, 04:16:10 PM
Romulea clusiana JJA 827.310

Narcissus atlanticus JJA 694.100

- a more photos from Antoine Hoog of  plants grown from Archibald seed

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2017, 08:55:41 PM
A set of photos from Mike Tucker

    Narcissus alcaracensis JJA 693.651 Spain, Albacete ex. JWB 86-16

    Narcissus bulbocodium graellsii - JJA 695.403, Segovia

    Narcissus cupularis JJA 700.200 Italy, Sardinia, ex. T. Norman

    Narcissus romieuxii JCA 805 (705.100) Morocco

    Narcissus jonquilla minor JJA 701.981

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2017, 08:57:44 PM
and

Narcissus minor (Leon) RDD. JJA 702.305

    Narcissus nevadensis JJA 702.450 Spain, Granada

    Narcissus papyraceus JJA 702.702, Cyprus Form, Ex. C.C. Mountfort

    Narcissus seguriensis JJA 706.250, Spain, Jaen, Sierra de Segura, ex. JWB 01-05

 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2017, 08:59:52 PM
and
   
    Scilla greilhuberi (PF 1064) JJA 873.650 as 'hohenackeri'

    Scilla leepii JJA 874.250, Turkey, SE of Kahramanmaras, ex. a N.Stevens collection

    Scilla melaina JJA 875.000 Tukey, Hatay

    Scilla morrisii JJA 875.605 Cyprus
     
    Helleborus purpurascens JJA 562.620 Ukraine

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 27, 2017, 03:57:57 PM
Bellevalia aff. densiflora  JJA17283 from Antoine Hoog
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 01, 2017, 06:05:07 PM
From Rimmer  De Vries  - Hyacinthoides siirtensis from Turkey: Hop Pass
Ex JJA 571.500
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Cfred72 on April 01, 2017, 06:08:51 PM
Very pretty this Hyacinthoides siirtensis
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 01, 2017, 06:09:18 PM
From Mike Tucker :
Paeonia clusii JJA 746.209 Crete, Spakhia, Samaria gorge with Tropaeolum hookerianum subsp. austropurpureum JJA

Paeonia clusii JJA 746.209 Crete, Spakhia, Samaria gorge
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 04, 2017, 02:50:44 PM
More from Antoine Hoog 

 1 Bellevalia fominii JJA 227.841

 2 and 3 Bellevalia longistyla JJA 16847 b

 4 and 5 Bellevallia  longistyla JJA 16973
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 04, 2017, 02:52:16 PM
again from Antoine Hoog :

1 and 2  Narcissus tenuior JJA 6.729.590
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 01:40:05 PM
From Mike Tucker....

    Aristolochia longa subsp. paucinervis JJA 185.550 Morocco, Middle Atlas

    Arum balansanum JJA 194.809 turkey, Bursa Ex. A.J.Willis coll.

    Arum dioscorides JCA 9853 - 195.351 Mersin

    Arum dioscorides JJA 195.160 ex ACW 1965

    Arum elongatum JJA 195.510.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 01:42:09 PM
and...

    Arum orientale JJA 196.610

    Arum palaestinum JJA 196.860

    Bellevalia gracilis JJA 227.802 Turkey, E. of zara

    Iris sari - JJA 596.601 (group shot) Turkey, Gaziantep
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 01:48:51 PM
A number of photos of Archibald plants  gleaned from our Friends in the VRV Forum.


Colchicum sfikasianum JJA317650
  Luc Scheldeman
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 01:55:56 PM
Iris pumila JJA 199590 - from Luc Gilgemyn and Wim Boens. It seems this collection number also throws some purlple flowers as well as these spectacular  goldens.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 02:00:26 PM
and
Alstroemeria hookeri JJA 2.027.110  ( a John Watson collection) photo Jef Lemmens 

Merendera attica (Colchicum atticum) JJA 14518    from Goktepe, Turky. photos  Luc Scheldeman 
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Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 02:03:24 PM
A general  batch of Narcissus romieuxii JCA 805, showing the variations
 The  petunioide 'Julia Jane' selected from JCA 805 - pix from Luc Gilgemyn

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 02:05:00 PM
Tulipa sp.  JJA 17284   S. Salmas, Iran - pix from Luc Scheldeman - to whom many thanks !   

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:43:38 PM
From Mike Tucker-

    Eryngium spinalba JJA 462.200 Le Mont Ventoux
    Fritillaria bithynica JJA 492.101 Greece, Samos
    Fritillaria caucasica JJA 492.700 Turkey, Kars
    Fritillaria conica JJA 493.000 Greece, Messinia
    Fritillaria drenovskii JJA 494.400 Greece, Drama
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:46:41 PM
This is a pic via Mike Tucker from Jim Archibald himself - of Fritillaria alburyana in the wild.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:47:35 PM
more Frits from Mike Tucker

    Fritillaria ehrhartii JJA 494.800 Greece, Evia

    Fritillaria graeca JJA 496.000 Helmos 1986

    Fritillaria graeca ssp. thessala JCA 453

    Fritillaria ionica JJA 487.700

    Fritillaria messanensis subsp gracilis JJA 499.700 Yugoslavia
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:51:04 PM
and

   Fritillaria montana JCA 5057

    Fritillaria montana JJA 500.301

    Fritillaria oranensis AB&S 4622

    Fritillaria sibthorpiana JJA 502.601 Turkey, Mugla

    Fritillaria tubiformis JJA 503.800 Haute Alpes
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:53:52 PM
and

    Geranium malviflorum AB&S 4454

    Geranium tuberosum JCA 5101 Greece
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 05, 2017, 08:55:41 PM
now some Gladiolus....

    Gladiolus anatolicus JJA 531.802 Turkey, Adana

    Gladiolus dalenii (or saundersii) JJA 3.257.800 E. Cape, Witteberge

    Gladiolus kotschyanus JCA 6910

    Gladiolus oppositiflorus subsp. salmoneus JJA 3.270.100 E.Cape, Drakensberg

    Gladiolus saundersii JJA 3.276.500 E.Cape, Drakensberg
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on April 09, 2017, 01:01:03 PM
Muscari spreitzenhoferi Archibald seed     0691008     3/2011 by Margaret Shields.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on April 09, 2017, 01:09:35 PM
Muscari spreitzenhoferi close up. Arch 0691008 3/2011 Margaret Shields
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2017, 08:31:30 PM
Another batch of scanned photos from Mike Tucker ....

 Allium crispum JJA 1.030.600 California, San Benito Co.
 
    Allium dichlamydeum JCA 13050 California, Sonoma Co.

    Alstroemeria pallida JCA 12497 Chile 1991

    Alstroemeria presliana subsp. australis JCA 12590 Chile 1991
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2017, 08:33:20 PM
and
    Argemone munita subsp. argentea JCA 13193 California, Inyo Co. 1992

    Aristolochia aff. pallida JCA col. SW Yugoslavia

    Asarum hartwegii JCA 11245 California, Plumas Co. 1989
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2017, 08:35:31 PM
and

  Biarum tenuifolium JCA 5891A

    Biarum tenuiifolium JJA 232.400 (wide spathe)

    Biarum tenuiifolium var. zeleborii JCA 5981 Turkey 1985

    Bloomeria crocea var. aurea JCA 13091 California, San Luis Obispo Co. 1992

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2017, 08:37:34 PM
also...

     Calochortus excavatus ex J. Andrews coll.

    Calochortus tolmei JCA 12998 California, Shasta Co. 1992

    Colchicum doerfleri JCA 11984

    Colchicum parlatoris JCA 5123 Greece 1984

    Crocus cvijicii JJA 343.600 N. Greece, Vermio population
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 09, 2017, 08:39:51 PM
last for today ..

Digitalis obscura JJA 409.402, Spain
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on April 10, 2017, 08:17:00 AM
Thanks Maggii for turning the picture the right way up. I don't know why it did that
Viv

 Edit by maggi - not to worry, Viv, just 'one of those things'!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 12, 2017, 07:40:36 PM
This quite delicious combination has just arrived from Mike Tucker -

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Paeonia mlokosewitschii from selected early yellow JJA 747.109 Georgia, Kakheti, with Iris stolonifera JJA
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 12, 2017, 07:46:05 PM
This plant is one named for Jim Archibald ..... it is Puschkinia peshmenii 'Jim Archibald'   photo from Antoine Hoog

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 02:52:16 PM
Some more photos  sent by Mike Tucker - we'll begin with these  which are photos by JC Archibald of plants in habitat.

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Iris caucasica

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Iris iberica elegantissima

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Iris paradoxa
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 02:55:02 PM
and

     Biarum carratracense JCA col Spain

    Biarum tenuiifolium JJA 232.400 Greece 1983

    Crocus scardicus JCA 7438 (selected)

    Cyclamen repndum subsp pelops JCA 5157 Greece 1984 (JJA 368.003)

   Dracunculus vulgaris JCA5396 Turkey 1984v

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 02:56:44 PM
    Calochortus  argillosus JCA 11683 as simulans

    Calochortus nudus JCA 11264 California, plumas Co.

    Calochortus striatus JCA 12757 California, Los Angeles Co. 1992

    Calochortus superbus JCA 13198 California, Eldorado Co.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 03:00:39 PM
   Iris kirkwoodii JCA 6180 Turkey 1985
 
    Iris paradoxa var choschab JCA 6313

    Iris persica JCA 6669 Turkey
 
    Iris reichenbachii JCA 7141 Galicica 1985

    Iris sari JCA 8109
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 03:03:03 PM
  Iris schachtii JCA 6925 Turkey 1985

    Iris sp. JCA 5430
 
    Iris sprengeri JCA 5235
 
    Iris taochia JCA 6502
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2017, 05:20:02 PM
This photo of a plant from JCA seed was pictured by Pter Antonin at the Prague Spring show recently-  shared with us by Rudi Weiss

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 Dionysia curviflora JCA 2800
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 17, 2017, 07:53:38 PM
Mike Tucker has a few more thing flowering today....

    Camassia quamash JCA 12971, Oregon, Douglas co. above Calahan Creek, 1992  - see note from Ed Alverson in next post.

    Camassia quamash subsp breviflora JCA 11122 California 1989


  and another shot of the very lovely  Paeonia mlokosewitschii JCA 747.109 Selected early yellow Georgia, Kakheti, near Shirati
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Ed Alverson on April 18, 2017, 06:23:54 AM
Mike Tucker has a few more thing flowering today....

    Camassia quamash JCA 12971, Oregon, Douglas co. above Calahan Creek, 1992

I'm pretty certain that JCA 12971 is Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii, not Camassia quamash. The subspecies of C. quamash that grows in Douglas County, Oregon, is ssp. intermedia, which has paler blue flowers that are markedly bilaterial rather than radially symmetrical. And, the Camassia from Douglas County that was posted in this thread on March 19th, 2017, is also Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii. Both Camassias, along with another taxon that is endemic to Douglas County, C. leichtlinii ssp leichtliniii, are illustrated in my article on Camassia that appeared in The Rock Garden issue # 129.

Ed
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2017, 11:24:18 AM
From Antoine Hoog - Unnamed  Paeonia species from JJA 747.111, flowering two weeks ahead of P. mlokosewitschii. Red stems and dark green foliage.  ID?

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P. tomentosa?

 "When I got the seeds from J&J in 2006 I noticed a few were considerably larger than the others. They turned out different. It could be a garden hybrid, if Jim grew on his collected plants for seed.
 It is very close to P. wittmanniana in leaf, flower and flowering time. Leaflets are faintly pubescent all over underneath. In P. wittmanniana leaflets underneath are tomentose just on the veins."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2017, 11:30:19 AM
Acis trichophylla   JJA 630.501  Spain  ( first with a red mark made by a removed greenfly)




Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2017, 04:35:05 PM
Ramonda nathaliae JCA 686 won the Farrer Medal at the recent AGS Kent show for Ivan Pinnick - it has won in other years too - a magnificent plant, well grown.    Photo from Facebook from Paddy Parmee.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 19, 2017, 05:47:07 PM
Allium karataviense 'Red Giant' JJA133013- grown by Luc Scheldeman

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 19, 2017, 05:48:18 PM
Acis trichophylla 630.501 from Antoine Hoog

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:25:10 PM
Pictures by Jim Archibald  of plants in the wild - from Mike Tucker

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JCA photo Arum dioscorides in the wild 1985


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JCA photo Arum rupicola in the wild, Turkey 1985
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:26:52 PM
Latest digital photos from Mike Tucker

     Paeonia biebersteiniana JJA 745.950 Russia

    Schizanthus grahamii JCA 12365 Argentina 1991 (JJA 2.840.100)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:30:50 PM
More scanned pix from Mike Tucker

   Arum alpinum JCA 5182 Greece 1984

    Arum dioscorides JCA 6771 Gulnar-Mut

    Arum dioscorides JCA 6819 S. of Feke

    Arum dioscoridis JCA 5396 Firsin-Akseki 1984


Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:38:42 PM
and

Arum rupicola JCA 6657 Hizan Turkey

Arum rupicola JCA 6692 Ziyaret

Arum rupicola JCA 8110 Pinarbasii

Arum rupicola var. virescens  JCA 6607 Artos Dag
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:41:25 PM
and
Bellevalia rixii JJA 228.131 Van, Turkey

Brodiaea elegans JCA 13277 California, Shasta Co.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:41:56 PM
and

     Delphinium cardinale JJA 1.300.700 California, Ventura Co.


    Digitalis lamarckii JJA 408.300 Gumushane, Turkey 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:44:01 PM
and

     Lilium candidum JJA 632.600 Lakonia, Greece

    Lilium rubescens JCA 11847, California Humboldt Co. 1989
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:45:27 PM
and

    Muscari bourgaei JCA 14539, Honaz Dag

    Papaver bracteatum JJA 751.202 Hakkari

    Pelargonium endlicherianum JCA 10029 Erzincans
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2017, 08:46:59 PM
and to finish today..... 

Rhodolirion montanum JJA 2.779.820 Chile
 
     Rhodophiala sp. JCA coll.

    Salvia, as blepharochlaena JJA 843.000 Turkey, Konya

    Thalictrum tuberosum JCA 12171 N. Spain

    Tulipa armena JJA 969.200



 Thanks Mike for all these great photos - we look forward to seeing what else might come into flower with you in the future.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Yann on April 24, 2017, 10:05:44 PM
Fantastic diversity, Jim has introduced to us so many plants, we can feel indebted to him.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Tom Waters on April 24, 2017, 10:28:05 PM
Iris reichenbachii 595.406
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 25, 2017, 05:03:07 PM
Thanks, Tom!

A couple of photos garnered from elsewhere.....

 from Antoine Hoog:

Bellevalia fastigiata JJA 240.100 Corsica

Bellevalia longistyla JJA 16973 Iran, Lorestan

Hyacinthella  JCA 18611

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 25, 2017, 05:05:59 PM
From Bob Nold :

Iris taochia JJA 599.806 Turkey
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 15, 2017, 12:40:59 PM
From Mike Tucker...

Allium derderianum JJA132.150  N. of Tehran

Clematis albicoma JJA 1.229.335

Leucocoryne vittata  JJA 2.525.600 ex F&W9540  Chile, Atacama

Verbascum dumulosum JJA 980.050 Turkey, Antalya
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Darren on May 16, 2017, 12:36:24 PM
Moraea tulbaghensis JJA 3.559.300

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 19, 2017, 01:41:06 PM
Some Allium from Luc Scheldeman  (apologies if some of these were previously posted, I think these may be more recent pix) )



Allium cassium vat. hirtellum JJA 131.520

Allium capitellatum JJA131185 coll nr Siah Bisheh Mazandaran Iran

Allium barsczewskii JJA130641 Pskem Range Uzbekistan

Allium komarowii JJA133070 Antara-Sara valley Tadjikistan
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 19, 2017, 01:44:31 PM
 pix by Jon Evans of plant exhibited by Robert Rolfe

    Allium mirum x haemanthoides JJA 132-551
    Allium mirum x haemanthoides JJA 132-551

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 19, 2017, 01:48:20 PM
    Iris reichenbachii, Archibald 595.406  - I think from Tom Waters

 
    Scutellaria sapphirina  (S. nana var. sapphirina) - JJA 840.650    from  Bob Nold
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 09, 2017, 12:06:28 PM
From Vivienne Condon in Australia  - Erythronium caucasicum 471 910 1/00 from Archibald seed
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 14, 2017, 04:38:18 PM
From Antoine Hoog .....
Colchicum confusum JJA.312.719

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 14, 2017, 04:41:48 PM
From Otto Fauser - Iris  danfordiae col. Sivas, Turkey ky, J.J.A.585901

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 19, 2017, 01:58:04 PM
Kindly sent by Viv Condon in Australia....
"This is Narcissus alcaracensis Archibald seed 2008 - 0693651 - this is a lovely little Daffodil only 9cm high
 The flower spathe is very noticeable and stands well above the flower making it even more attractive

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: vivienne Condon on September 04, 2017, 04:22:01 AM
Helleborus versicarius Archibald seed 563.00 from 2004 first year to flower 2017, but it was dug up from my other garden and moved which set it back, I can't wait for the seed heads
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on September 22, 2017, 11:56:29 PM
Crocus karduchorum 346.302
Turkey, Bitlis, SSE of Bitlis. 1680m. Openings among Quercus scrub on W-facing slope. R. & R. Wallis 09-175. (Only found in this small area & confused with a form of C. kotschyanus for 100 years after Kotschy's 1859 type coll. (after another 50 it still is in many bulb lists.). Little-known in gardens, where it is quite fastidious & should not be kept too hot & dry when dormant. A very lovely, leafless, lilac-blue autumn flower utterly distinct in its arresting, floppy, feathery, white style. "A gorgeous thing, my favourite autumn Crocus" commented Henrik Zetterlund.)

Flowers every year in the garden but unfortunately never multiplies nor sets seed for me. 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on September 23, 2017, 08:16:56 AM
Very nice Ashley!!!
Despite searching I've never been able to track down a form like this with the large "floppy, feathery, white style".
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on September 23, 2017, 02:24:07 PM
Crocus vallicola  JJA 353.803
Turkey, Artvin, Genya Dag above Artvin, 1600m.  Turf in woodland clearing.

Grown outdoors but brought into the greenhouse to photograph on a windy day.  Produces little or no pollen for me unfortunately.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 04, 2017, 05:57:26 PM
Crocus turcicus  JJA 349.961. from Wim Boens
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 08, 2017, 01:55:40 PM
Picture by Hans Achilles
Biarum marmarisense - JJA 232.200

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 08, 2017, 01:56:24 PM
From Antoine Hoog,- another pic of Crocus melantherus JJA 341.352
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 08, 2017, 01:58:28 PM
Photo by Torsten Junker
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Variation in C. cancellatus ssp. mazziaricus from JA seed
JJA 342.008 - Turkey, Denizli, above Cukurkoy to Kazik Beli.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 11, 2017, 01:50:18 PM
Another photo found from Torsten Junker on Facebook.....

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Crocus pallasii ssp. dispathaceus JJA 349.910
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 14, 2017, 08:36:38 AM
702.259 Narcissus miniatus Turkey, Içel, E of Akdere. 185m. Open areas among Quercus coccifera scrub on limestone. R. & R. Wallis 08-122.
(N. serotinus, flowering between September & December, has recently been cinsidered to encompass two species. As a whole, it is distributed around all of the Mediterranean coastal areas, except of Most of Egypt & Turkey, whence there are very few collections. Bob & Rannveig Wallis tell us the forms here were particularly fine. Sweet-scented white, flowers with little, orange-yellow coronas on 20cm. stems recall a N. miniature poeticus. For the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it needs a thorough drying-out in a warm temperature in summer.)

Sowing: Oct 2009
Germinating: Oct 2009
First flowering: Oct 2014
Pictures taking: 14 Oct 2017
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2017, 01:28:55 PM
Another picture form Torsten Junkers on Facebook .....

Crocus pallasii ssp. turcicus f. alba JJA 349.970
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2017, 01:30:49 PM
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Cyclamen persicum from JCA 1050 - photo from Facebook by Melvyn Jope
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2017, 01:48:29 PM
From Tim Ingram, a photo of Fritillaria stenanthera  from Archibald seed, grown by George Elder  - this plant has won an AGS Farrer Medal
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 Now from George Elder himself on Facebook :
"The JJA 503.209 seed from which these plants were grown came from northern Afghanistan. Plants increase well. The photo below shows the yield form about a dozen bulbs after two years' growth."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2017, 05:22:25 PM
From Antoine Hoog on Facebook ...
Colchicum decaisnei JJA 313.300

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 17, 2017, 03:18:00 PM
702.259 Narcissus miniatus Turkey, Içel, E of Akdere. 185m. Open areas among Quercus coccifera scrub on limestone. R. & R. Wallis 08-122.
(N. serotinus, flowering between September & December, has recently been cinsidered to encompass two species. As a whole, it is distributed around all of the Mediterranean coastal areas, except of Most of Egypt & Turkey, whence there are very few collections. Bob & Rannveig Wallis tell us the forms here were particularly fine. Sweet-scented white, flowers with little, orange-yellow coronas on 20cm. stems recall a N. miniature poeticus. For the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it needs a thorough drying-out in a warm temperature in summer.)

Sowing: Oct 2009
Germinating: Oct 2009
First flowering: Oct 2014
Pictures taking: 14 Oct 2017
more from YT.....

"The flower stalks are getting taller than usual because of dull weather :( But I found a seedling with wide and flat petalled flower :) #2
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 20, 2017, 05:02:43 PM
David Nicholson has been visiting his friend Mike Quest  - these  are  from his greenhouse ( other Cyclamen from Mike  in the Cyclamen thread)
"From Mike Quest's greenhouse today, Cyclamen africanum, a Jim Archibald collection that Mike obtained from Jo Hynes a couple of years ago.  The label reads as follows "C. africanum, Archibald 0358000. Ex Algeria, Labylie. E. of Azazga, 850m. Oak scrub. 1/08 ". Ex Algeria, Labylie. E. of Azazga, 850m. Oak scrub. 1/08 "

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Cyclamen  africanum  JJA 0358000
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 24, 2017, 08:34:19 PM
Shown on Facebook by  Fritillaria Icones - this photo of Colin E's plant of
Fritillaria kurdica  JJA 17242

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and Fritillaria legionensis grown  RHS Wisley  from JJA Seed  in 2008
 
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 14, 2017, 04:04:30 PM
Again from Laurence Hill and Fritillaria Icones -
Fritillaria straussii JCA 0.503.350
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www.fritillariaicones.com/icones/ic600/Fritillaria_Icones608.pdf (http://www.fritillariaicones.com/icones/ic600/Fritillaria_Icones608.pdf)

Laurence comments :
Fritillaria straussii is not for the open garden. Although it is hardy this species need protecting from summer rains.


A further comment from Robert Wallis:  F. straussii is one of the plants we aim to see in the forthcoming AGS Expeditions Tour to Iran. In fact the very spot where the seed of this introduction came from is on the list of places we will visit. We call it 8-Frit mountain!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 14, 2017, 04:06:02 PM
From Tim Ingram:
Apropos growing Fritillarias in the garden. This is F. elwesii - originally a potful given to me by Jim Archibald - growing in a slightly raised bed beneath an old cherry tree, enriched with spent gritty compost from the nursery. The soil is rich - it supports nettles rather too well! - but has also been topdressed with leafmould and compost so is open-textured and well drained.

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Fritillaria elwesii in the garden at Copton Ash, Faversham, Kent.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 14, 2017, 04:10:09 PM
Posted by forumist Ian McEnery on Facebook - Crocus cambessedessii grown from Archibald seed
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 15, 2017, 03:29:18 PM
From Ian Young - taken from a Bulb Log....

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Eucomis autumnalis  subsp. amaryllidifolia  JJA 3.330.050

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Eucomis schijffii JJA 3.230.800
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 24, 2017, 12:24:37 PM
Further to an earlier post about Fritillaria JJA17255 - see here   
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg374189#msg374189 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg374189#msg374189)  where it was ID'd as F. crassifolia  - comments on this  collection from Laurence Hill ( Fritillaria Icones) on the Frit. Group  page of  Facebook:
"Fritillaria JJA17255 is an interesting collection. First it was without a name, now identified as Fritillaria kurdica but very variable."   Laurence also mentions that there are "links to other photos in the Jim Archibald Archive at Scottish Rock Garden Club."

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From Robert Wallis :
"Yes this is a fascinating one. Here is a picture of it in the wild. It is about 30cm tall with up to 3 flowers per stem. About 10 % of the population has yellow flowers. Morphologically, F. kurdica is the closest species but it may merit another name once we know more about it."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 23, 2018, 12:11:48 PM
From elsewhere in the forum:
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 Fritillaria gibbosa........ this is from JJA seed.

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Another JJA seed plant is this Fritillaria straussii which always starts flowering at gravel level but it does eventually come up. It is also supposed to get some dark tessellation but never does so.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 26, 2018, 04:08:02 PM
690.800 : Muscari sivrihisardaghlarensis * Turkey, Sivrihisardag. A recently described species. Flowers dark violet with large white, constricted lobes which then flare at the mouth.

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibold EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Sep. 2011
  Pictures: 26 Jan. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 26, 2018, 04:21:51 PM
339.701 : Crocus adanensis * Turkey, Adana (now Osmaniye), NE of Düziçi, above Kurtlar Kalesi. Ex a N. Stevens coll.

  Pictures: 26 Jan. 2018

JJA 339.701 : Crocus adanensis *
Turkey, Adana, NE of Duzice. Ex a N. Stevens coll.
(Pale lilac-blue with a white throat, in spring. Related to C. biflorus & only found in this very small area but not too difficult to grow.).

Sowing: Feb. 2010
Germinating: Feb. 2011
First blooming: Jan. 2015
Pictures taken: 31 Jan. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 27, 2018, 01:32:09 PM
872.101 : Scilla armena no data. Garden seed from Janis Ruksans own garden.

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibold EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Sep. 2011
  Pictures: 27 Jan. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 01, 2018, 03:00:53 PM
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 02, 2018, 03:30:28 PM
571.360 : HYACINTHELLA NERVOSA * Turkey, Urfa, E of Birecik, slopes of Kara Dag. 800m. Limestone ledges & fissures. (A seldom collected species from the N edge of the Syrian Desert, an extremely hot area in summer. Dense racemes of about 20, stemless blue bells, sometimes violet-tinged, above two twisting leaves with undulate margins.)

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibold EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Sep. 2011
  Pictures: 02 Feb. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 02, 2018, 06:40:45 PM
Narcissus triandrus x gaditanus JCA84-25   grown by Bill Squire
Bulbs came from John Blanchard's collection
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 02, 2018, 06:45:43 PM
Again from Bill Squire -  Muscari muscarimi JCA 690-201
Note the second flush of flower buds just beginning to emerge.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 25, 2018, 02:55:09 PM
702.305 : Narcissus minor
Pictures : 25 Feb. 2018

702.305 : Narcissus minor
Pictures : 10 Feb. 2017
JJA 702.305 : Narcissus minor
Spain, Leon, La Pola de Gordón. 1300m.
(A wild collection from NW Spain of this obscure dwarf, yellow trumpet-daffodil. While it is of debatable botanical delineation, it is always, in the opinion of John Blanchard, “a highly desirable garden plant” which does well outside in the UK. Usually a little more robust and later-flowering than N. asturiensis, though the early-flowering clone ‘Cedric Morris’ is thought to be a variant of this species.)

Sowing: Feb. 2008
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Feb. 2014
Pictures were taken 26 Jan. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 03, 2018, 02:35:48 PM
702.720 : NARCISUS PAPYRACEUS* No data but froma vigorous, free-flowering clone, almost certainly originating inMorocco.
(Clusters of richly scented, white flowers in late winter. Needs a hot, dry summer rest to flower well.)
 
Pictures: 3 Mar. 2018

Another fine plant from JJA seed - grown by Tatsuo Yamanaka  (from  Shizuoka, by the Pacific coast, central part of main island, Japan)
Narcissus papyraceus JJA 702.720
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 09, 2018, 03:31:32 PM
875.605 : SCILLA MORRISII * Cyprus, Paphos district. 700m. Moist, shaded crevices & banks, under Quercus. Ex D. Meikle 4015. (A very local Cyprus endemic, being successfully maintained in cultivation. About 10 cm. high, erect racemes of 3-5, campanulate flowers in milky-white tinged with lilac & with pale-blue anthers. Attractive & no great problem to grow.)

Pictures: 9 Mar. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 20, 2018, 03:49:00 AM
503.208 : FRITILLARIA STENANTHERA from SELECTED PINK FORMS * Uzbekistan, Tashkent, W of Chimgan. 1900m. (From rich salmon-pink selections out of our own, Arnis Seisums & Janis Ruksans collections in this area.)

Pictures: 12 Mar. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 23, 2018, 03:03:14 PM
694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS

Pictures: 23 Mar. 2018

694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS * Morocco, High Atlas, above Amizmiz. 2000m. Among scrub, in soft, moist loam. Ex the 1936, E.K. Balls type coll. (A very local plant in the wild &, after almost 70 years, still rare in cultivation, where it is by no means easy to grow. Sweetly scented, creamy white jonquils carried singly on 15cm. stems. Distinct from the N. rupicola group in its deeper, cup-shaped corona & in the arrangement of the anthers.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 24, 2018, 02:13:47 PM
Grown by Tim Fuller of the  Plantsman's Preference Nursery in Norfolk ....

Bellevalia dubia JJA 227.703 pic Tim Fuller

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 24, 2018, 02:23:28 PM
From Colin E.,  elsewhere in the Forum -  Fritillaria kittaniae JCA0497 700

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 30, 2018, 01:37:49 PM
Narcissus triandrus var. alejandrei, JJA 707.380. Spain, Burgos, Peňahoradada. R.D.Dominguez coll.
 photos  Tatsuo Y.
An update on Tatsuo's plants  of  Narcissus triandrus var. alejandrei JJA 707.380

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 01, 2018, 03:37:27 PM
Muscari mcbeathianum, JJA 690.080

Pictures: 1st Apr. 2018

690.080 : MUSCARI MCBEATHIANUM (Subgen. Pseudomuscari) * Turkey, Adana, ENE of Tufanbeyli. 1200m. Open areas among Pinus in fine sand. (Racems of open-mouthed, ice-blue to white flowers from porcelain-blue buds on 10cm. stems. A charming, delicate little species we discovered in 1985. Needs careful watering in the alpine-house.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Pictures taken: 02 Apr. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 02, 2018, 06:47:43 PM
From Colin E.
"Fritillaria reuteri JJA 502 450. Jim’s seed list description is Iran, NW of Esfahan. (Extremely local in the Bakhtiari country of the central Zagros range but numerous in a few, seasonally moist, stony meadows at 2500-3000m. Wide mahogany bells, broadly bordered with yellow, not unlike F. michailovskyi but taller & more delicate, both in habit & constitution. Not easy & scarce in cultivation, though several growers have found it takes well to life outside in N Europe. It certainly prefers not being too dried-out in summer.)
 I do find this does have a more pleasing growth habit than my other reuteri which looks a bit untidy."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 04, 2018, 10:39:14 AM
Last year I put pictures of this JJA493.310 Fritillaria crassifolia subsp. crassifolia on what was the Fritillaria Group Forum. They were all like the first picture but this year one has flowered and looks like this second picture. 
JJA seed list description: 493.310 Fritillaria crassifolia subsp. crassifolia Turkey W. of Erzincan ex BATM 286 unstable terraced slopes of black stones.

Colin

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 04, 2018, 11:43:33 AM
688.101 : MUSCARI AUCHERI

 Pictures: 04 Apr. 2018

688.101 : MUSCARI AUCHERI (Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Bolu, near Abant Golu. 1000m. Ex N. Stevens 2541 (A striking bicoloured form. Mid-blue and white flowers over short, neat foliage. From a cool, moist part of Turkey.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Pictures taken: 02 Apr. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 05, 2018, 03:41:46 PM
590.256 : IRIS KIRKWOODII (Sect. Oncocyclus) * Syria, W of Aleppo, Bishmishli. Rocky outcrops between cultivated fields. Ex R.& R.Wallis 95-09 (From a type-locality collection of this spectacular relative of I. gatesii from around the border of Turkey & Syria. Somewhat intermediate between this and the dark-veined, more southern species centred on I. sofarana. About 30-40cm. tall with huge flowers with tucked-in falls. Standards veined & stippled with violet on a whitish ground. Falls veined with deeper purple. A vigorous plant, possibly needing richer treatment than the Iranian steppe-species.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / NOVEMBER, 2007
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  Firdt blooming: Apr. 2015
  Pictures taken: 05 Apr. 2018

  Though this iris was not listed on Nov. 2007 list, they sent me the seeds as a substitute.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: SJW on April 15, 2018, 08:03:12 PM
Bellevalia dubia ex JAA 227.702

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 15, 2018, 08:35:34 PM
From Tom Waters in an Iris thread :  "T013-01 an Iris reichenbachii plant raised from Archibald seed. A striking specimen vigorous and floriferous."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 18, 2018, 05:07:56 PM
Via Laurence Hill/ Fritillaria Icones
 
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"Fritillaria from Jim Archibald seed JJA 0.503.600. Hybrid or unusual population?"

http://www.fritillariaicones.com/icones/ic100/Fritillaria_Icones101.pdf (http://www.fritillariaicones.com/icones/ic100/Fritillaria_Icones101.pdf)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 20, 2018, 08:28:07 PM
 From Adrian Cooper - who describes the Archibalds as "remarkable plantspeople"    ... this is  " Paeonia clusii enjoying the heat - this is from Archibald seed and is about 25 years old"

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 22, 2018, 02:49:06 PM
Another from Adrian Cooper :
"Paeonia ruprechtiana- I am using this name as it comes from a distinct location and is nothing like daurica!  It came from Imeretia, Georgia - very distinct Archibald again. "

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 22, 2018, 02:50:49 PM
Tim Ingram in Kent - who has previously shred  his photos from the Archibald garden, wirte :
 "Wish I'd had more peony seed from Jim Archibald... This is a picture of one of his stock tunnels for collecting cultivated seed from wild origin plants - the bed on the left was full of rare Paeonia species, including P. parnassica! These make superb plants in our warm and dry south-east climate."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 03:41:25 PM
Shown at SRGC Glasgow Show in Milngavie  on 5th May 2018 - by  George Young ( his photo too)

Fritillaria liliacea seed grown from a JJA collection  by George  Young

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:22:16 PM
The next few posts will share photos from around the forum  by Janis Ruksans, of plants he has grown from Archibald seed, or was given by Jim and  Jenny.
Comments are those made by Janis with the original posting. 

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Crocus aff. mawii aff. Akseki-Seydishekir -one unidentified sample collected by Archibald, looks quite similar to C. mawii

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 2017   are  Crocus  kotschyanus with white throat.
Here C. kotschyanus grown under label "White throat" collected in Syria by Jim Archibald when it was a  peaceful and friendly country. This autumn in its throat suddenly appear yellow spots and stigma turned much more divided. Here you can compare pictures from the same stock in 2016 and in 2017.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:34:46 PM
next few .....

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Crocus laevigatus  from Metochi - Archibald's collection

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Crocus mazziaricus Cukurkoy Arch.  This form of so named mazziaricus comes from Cukukoy in Turkey - I got it  from Jim Archibald

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Crocus mazziaricus Mt. Kiliani Greece I got from Jim Archibald by his wish. Elegant and good grower.

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Crocus minimus Bavella from Archibald, not very typical due to its orange style, traditionally Bavella has a  white style.

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Crocus nerimaniae  - given from  Archibald to Ruksans
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:41:09 PM
and next ......

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Crocus ochroleucus collected near Boumana, E of Beirut, received from Jim Archibald but originally collected by R&R Wallis.

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Crocus pumilus Archibald -01 stocks from Crete - here picture of plant  JR got from Jim Archibald.

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again from Crete  via Archibald

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Crocus pumilus Vouvala originally collected by Jim Archibald on Vouvala Crete.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:44:38 PM
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Crocus roopiae  from Kars

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Crocus speciosus subsp. archibaldii Iran  named for Jim and Jenny by JR

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Crocus tournefortii Karpathos -Arch
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:46:24 PM
Crocus nubigena  /taselianus
This beautiful crocus I got from Jim Archibald under name Crocus nubigena as collected at Goktepe, but nubigena isn't distributed so far to east. Putting on map localities of my Turkish crocuses and comparing pictures I came to conclusion that it is Crocus taselianus, first corms of which I collected during my second trip to Turkey and then named as sp. nova isauricus affinitas (new species similar to isauricus). What is real isauricus still remain mystery, but this one later was described by Erich & Co as C. taseliensis (by Taseli Yaila). This enlarges area of this beautiful crocus something to west.

Crocus taseliensis as nubigena Goktepe   01-04

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:50:31 PM
   
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Iris histrio
This  picture from Jim Archibald's plants collected near Hatay (Syria) and grown up here from seeds.
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Iris nusairiensis aff. Arch -01

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Hyacinthus litwinowii Arch -close to Iranian type

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Tristagma sp. .......query     T. leichtlinii ?
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Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:52:39 PM
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Fritillaria gibbosa  JJA 495.856    grown by  Janis Ruksans
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 06, 2018, 07:54:21 PM
Now for two plants from Archibald seed, shown by George Young ( and the photos are his too) from the SRGC Show at Milngavie, 5-5-18

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Iris attica seed grown from a JJA collection JJA.0583900
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 19, 2018, 12:17:13 PM
Ramonda nathaliae  JCA 686 grown by David Millward and awarded a Forrest Medal as Most Meritorious Plant in the Show  at SRGC Show in Aberdeen  19th May 2018

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on May 25, 2018, 06:43:22 PM
A Paeonia from Jim's seed:

Paeonia mlokosewitschii Arch96-4.581.000

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 28, 2018, 09:32:41 PM
From a post elsewhere by Tim Ingram of Copton Ash.....
"Scilla hyacinthoides. In the words of Jim Archibald from his seed lists: 'Seldom seen in gardens. A tall handsome species, occurring locally and sporadically through southern Europe to N. Iraq. Stout stems up to 1m high carry cylindrical racemes of about 100, starry, pale-margined, violet-blue flowers'. (I think elsewhere Jim likened this to being a 'blue eremurus'...) "

 JJA 873.800 : SCILLA HYACINTHOIDES

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 28, 2018, 09:36:30 PM
Posted elsewhere by Tony Willis :

Paeonia wendelboi  JJA 19199

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 28, 2018, 09:38:30 PM
 picture gathered  from John Husbands' Portraits of Alpine Plants site, where many super plants  can be seen.

Calceolaria pinifolia JCA14308

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http://portraitsofalpineplants.com/ (http://portraitsofalpineplants.com/)
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Post by: Roma on May 29, 2018, 01:51:47 PM
Is Paeonia wendelboi the same as Paeonia iranica which I saw in some Swedish gardens a few years ago?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 29, 2018, 03:42:04 PM
I think it may well be the same as you saw, Roma. 
P. wendelboi was only named in 2014 and so may well have  been distributed  under the name of it's country of origin  by then. Jānis Rukšāns and Henrik Zetterlund described the species in the Alpine Gardener #82 of June 2014 , pages 230-237
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Post by: Maggi Young on June 07, 2018, 08:59:28 PM
Heuchera pulchella ex JCA 9508 in flower  - from David Nicholson

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Post by: Maggi Young on July 24, 2018, 10:29:43 AM
From Pat Toolan, as Hyacinthella nervosa  JJA 571.360
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 09, 2018, 01:50:02 PM
Two golden reminders of Jim Archibald, on the anniversary of his death.
  Crocus gargaricus gargaricus  JJA344.090, Turkey - from fermi de Sousa in Australia

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 Thank you fermi and Rogan  !
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 26, 2018, 01:12:22 PM
from elsewhere in the forum....

Cyclamen elegans 362 001 91 coll Iran from  fermi  via Viv condon

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 26, 2018, 01:13:48 PM
from elsewhere in the forum by J. de Groot

Hieronymiella marginata JJA 2.460.509, sown in 2007 from Archibald seed

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on August 26, 2018, 01:18:03 PM
Found on Facebook by forumist Torsten Junker of  Junker Nursery (http://www.junker.co.uk/frames.htm),  this lovely clmp of colchicum....

Colchicum sfikasianum JJA 0.317.650   

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 03, 2018, 08:32:06 PM
From the cyclamen thread by "Bart" -  A plant raised from Cyclamen Society seed 2014, C. persicum puniceum ex JJA 3665520 has very nice leaves:

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 03, 2018, 08:34:05 PM
Rhodophiala bifida JJA 2.780.510  another photo from Antoine Hoog

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Post by: Maggi Young on September 26, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
Torsten Junker posted  another  Archibald  collection bulb on Facebook :

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Crocus cancellatus ssp. mazziaricus JJA 0.342.008
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Post by: Maggi Young on October 07, 2018, 07:29:33 PM
Posted by Torsten Junker on FB the other day .....

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Crocus cancellatus ssp. mazziaricus JJA 0.342.008 
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Post by: Maggi Young on October 07, 2018, 07:31:14 PM
Posted today from Ponteland Show -

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Crocus niveus  JCA 348 806

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Plant from  Alan Furness and photos by Stan da Prato
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 07, 2018, 07:35:39 PM
From Antoine Hoog, who reports he was given a couple of small bulbs  by Jenny Archibald in 2010

Narcissus cavanillesii JJA.699.951

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Post by: Maggi Young on October 12, 2018, 11:35:39 AM
Paeonia wittmanniana (JJA seeds) grown by Matt La Civita

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Post by: Maggi Young on October 12, 2018, 11:38:12 AM
Biarum marmarisense - JJA 232.200 photo from Hans Achilles

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Original notes from 2006 from Archibald master list : 232.200 : BIARUM DAVlSII subsp. MARMARISENSE Turkey, Mugla, Marmaris peninsula. R.& R.Wallis coll. (Little, chubby, creamy white spathes appear at ground-level, before the narrow leaves, in autumn.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on October 20, 2018, 01:43:43 PM
Crocus grown from Archibald seed offerings - in this case from a Wallis collection. Grown by  Tatsuo (YT)  in Japan
Crocus pulchellus, JJA 350.409 Greece. Ex. R&R Wallis 01-34.

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Post by: YT on October 23, 2018, 03:43:15 PM
702.259 Narcissus miniatus

Pictures: 23 Oct 2018

702.259 Narcissus miniatus Turkey, Içel, E of Akdere. 185m. Open areas among Quercus coccifera scrub on limestone. R. & R. Wallis 08-122.
(N. serotinus, flowering between September & December, has recently been cinsidered to encompass two species. As a whole, it is distributed around all of the Mediterranean coastal areas, except of Most of Egypt & Turkey, whence there are very few collections. Bob & Rannveig Wallis tell us the forms here were particularly fine. Sweet-scented white, flowers with little, orange-yellow coronas on 20cm. stems recall a N. miniature poeticus. For the alpine-house or bulb-frame, where it needs a thorough drying-out in a warm temperature in summer.)

Sowing: Oct 2009
Germinating: Oct 2009
First flowering: Oct 2014
Pictures taking: 14 Oct 2017

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 27, 2018, 03:48:28 PM
Pictures: 27 Oct 2018

JJA 347.908 Crocus mathewii
Turkey, Antalya, SWof Elmali. 1000m. Open hillsides in very stony terra rossa. P.& P.Watt coll. (A lilac, autumn-flowering, SW Turkish saffron Crocus distinguished in the type-description mainly by its rich, deepviolet throat, though in most sites many plants lack this essential characteristic. In this site, investigated by Peter and Penny Watt when the plants were in flower, all have intense purple throats extending to about one-third of the tepals.)

This picture was taken yesterday, on 1st Nov. 2012. It’s the first flower of this seedling :)

I obtained 1pkt of seeds (5 seeds) from the 2007 Nov. seedlist and received Feb. 2008 and sowed immediately. The seeds germinated 100% Nov. 2008 but unfortunately the seedlings gradually disapeared year by year, and only 2 individuals are surviving now.
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Post by: Maggi Young on October 27, 2018, 03:52:42 PM
How  marvelous to see how well they are doing now, Tatsuo!  Must say this is a personal favourite of mine .
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on October 28, 2018, 03:28:05 PM
How  marvelous to see how well they are doing now, Tatsuo!  Must say this is a personal faourite of mine .

Thank you Maggi :) Now it seems that the only one plant is surviving and thriving.
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Post by: YT on November 02, 2018, 02:46:11 PM
349.821 : CROCUS PALLASII (subsp pallasii) * Ukraine, Krim, Kaya-Bash heights, 300m.

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  Pictures: 2nd Nov. 2018
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Post by: YT on November 04, 2018, 02:37:06 PM
345.212 : CROCUS GOULIMYI from SELECTED VARIANTS * Greece, Lakonia, N of Areopoli. (From several clones selected in the wild : scented, deeply coloured, bicoloured and ‘white stigma’ forms.)

Sowing: Oct 2009
First flowering: Nov 2011
Pictures: 4 Nov 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 07, 2018, 04:07:22 PM
353.005 : CROCUS SPECIOSUS (subsp. speciosus) * Turkey, Kayseri, N of Sariz. 1750m. Grazed turf on open slope. (A choice, delicate, local race from S central Turkey. Small, pale blue, strongly veined flowers with white throats.)

Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST - OCTOBER, 2009
Sowing: Feb 2010
Pictures: 7 Nov 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 07, 2018, 04:10:54 PM
345.221 : CROCUS GOULIMYI var. LEUCANTHUS Greece, Lakonia, SW of Monemvassia. J. Ruksans coll. (Type-locality material of this recently described, geographically race From clons which are consistently white-flowered.)

Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST - OCTOBER, 2009
Sowing: Feb 2010
Pictures: 7 Nov 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 14, 2018, 02:30:58 PM
341.801 : Crocus boryi * Greece, Messinia, S of Pilos. 200m. Open limestone slopes. (Big, creamy white goblets with orange styles in autumn. More widespread in S Greece than the sympatric C. niveus but not so easy to grow with us.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Jan. 2010
  First blooming: Oct. 2014
  Pictures: 14 Nov. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on November 14, 2018, 02:49:02 PM
Crocus dispathaceus- very dark form from JCA seed    photo Oron Peri 

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Post by: Maggi Young on November 14, 2018, 02:50:53 PM
Narcissus triandrus var. alejandrei JJA 707.380

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Post by: YT on November 17, 2018, 04:22:07 PM
347.402 : CROCUS LAEVIGATUS * Greece, Evia, above Nea Artaki. 300m. Clearings among Pinus & Cistus.

  Pictures: 17 Nov. 2018
  2 more pictures added: 20 Nov. 2018

347.402 : CROCUS LAEVIGATUS*
Greece, Evia, above Nea Artaki. 300m. Clearings among Pinus & Cistus. (Endemic to Greece & its islands. Very variable autumn & winter flowers in white to lilac with diverse purple markings outside.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: 02 Jan. 2013
  Pictures taken: 15 Nov. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 20, 2018, 02:26:10 PM
347.421 : CROCUS LAEVIGATUS * Greece, Crete, Mt. Vouvala. Ex an A. Edwards coll. (The exquisitely tiny, white flowered, Cretan montane form. Usually with fine maroon-black feathering on the outside of the segments.)

  Pictures: 20 Nov. 2018

  Now renamed to Crocus pumilus

JJA 347.421 CROCUS LAEVIGATUS*
Greece, Crete, Mt. Vouvala. Ex an A. Edwards coll. (The exquisitely tiny, white flowered, Cretan montane form. Usually with fine maroon-black feathering on the outside of the segments.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Nov. 2009
  First blooming: Dec. 2012
  Pictures taken: 12 Nov. 2015

Now renamed to Crocus pumilus.
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Post by: YT on November 25, 2018, 05:38:38 AM
342.850 : CROCUS CARTWRIGHTIANUS var. CRETICUS * Greece, Crete, Hania, Akrotiri peninsula, near Falassarna. Growing as a chasmophyte on coastal cliffs. Ex a P. & P. Watt coll. (Dubiously sustainable taxon but from the area of the type-locality, so we keep the name. Silvery exterior.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Nov. 2010
  First blooming: Dec. 2017
  Pictures: 25 Nov. 2018

  A picture of another seedling added on 04 Dec. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on December 05, 2018, 01:16:33 PM
354.706 : Crocus vitellinus * Lebanon, M'tein. 875m. Ex R. & R. Wallis 99-26.

 Pictures: 05 Dec. 2018

354.706 : CROCUS VITELLINUS*
Lebanon, M'tein. 875m. Ex R. & R. Wallis 99-26. (In Turkey, this is spring-flowering & not to easy to distinguish from the allied C. graveolens. The seldom-seen Lebanese race flowers from late autumn into mid-winter & is most distinct with deep orange-yellow, sweet-scented flowers. Its flowers need protection under glass in the UK.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Dec. 2009
  First blooming: 28 Nov. 2012 26 Nov. 2015
  Pictures taken: 27 Nov. 2015

The seedlings have put white flowers from 2012. An orange flower that matches the description on JJA seed list for the first time this year. Probably the seeds were mixed with some white crocuses.
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Post by: YT on December 14, 2018, 01:28:37 PM
877.200 : Scilla puschkinioides * Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Chatkal range, NW of Angren, Mazardjan. 1300m. In shade of shrubs. (Distinctive & choice. Many ice-blue, dark-striped flowers. 10cm. Resents hot conditions.)

 Pictures: 14th Dec. 2018

JJA 877.200 : Scilla puschkinioides *
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Chatkal range, NW of Angren, Mazardjan. 1300m. In shade of shrubs.
(Distinctive & choice. Many ice-blue, dark-striped flowers. 10cm. Resents hot conditions.)

Sowing: Oct. 2011
Germinating: not recorded
First blooming: Jan. 2015

Pictures were taken today - 24 Jan. 2015
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Post by: YT on January 02, 2019, 12:52:51 PM
707.200 : NARCISSUS TORTIFOLIUS Spain, Almeria, Sierra de los Filabres. 400m. JWB02-02 (A remarkable species, described
in 1977. A local endemic of hot, gypsum hills, introduced by John in 1986. Possibly closest to N. dubius, it may have originated
by hybridization between Sections Tazetta & Jonquillae. Quite dwarf with creamy, clustered flowers & short twisted glaucous
leaves, lying flat on the ground. Desirable but slow-growing & difficult to flower in cultivation in the UK.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Nov. 2004
  First blooming: 02 Jan. 2019
  Pictures: 02 Jan. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 02, 2019, 03:26:58 PM
Super to see more plants  still being grown from Archibald seed .
 From Facebook:
Primula latifolia raised from Jim Archibald seed many years ago Val Wooley

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 02, 2019, 03:28:26 PM
 Bellevallia dubia from JJA coll.- in a polytunnel  always an early one - from  Tim Fuller  via Twitter

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Post by: YT on January 09, 2019, 11:15:55 AM
509.610 : GALANTHUS WORONOWII * No data. Confused with the Aegean G. ikariae for many years, this splendid plant with broad, glossy, green leaves has now been recognized at full specific level in the 1999 Davis account of this confusing genus. Distributed between 70m. & 1400m. altitude in the E of the Black Sea from S Russia through Georgia.

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  First blooming: 07 Jan. 2019
  Pictures: 09 Jan. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 09, 2019, 03:56:38 PM
From Viv Condon in Australia: I don’t think Primula mollis from Archibald seed has been put on this site, collection number 4,624.010 - sorry I have not made a note in my book of the date I received the seed. We have had a dry winter here and a lovely moist summer so far, so this plant has set plenty of seed which I will put on the SRGC seed exchange. It is a very beautiful Primula and does not mind our heat and everyone has asked what it is, even a recent Japanese visitor. John Richards in his book on Primula does not speak kindly of it, but I have to disagree with him as it is a very beautiful Primula for shaded garden conditions. I will be putting this on our local blog so that people can learn more about it.
I can’t help but miss Jim and Jenny Archibald's list, I felt it would go on for ever. There is nothing that even come close to that wonderful fresh collected seed that they distributed.

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Post by: Maggi Young on January 20, 2019, 03:49:28 PM
 "An Iris reichenbachii plant raised from Archibald seed. A striking specimen vigorous and floriferous."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 20, 2019, 03:53:24 PM
Crocus ancyrensis - from  YT

Crocus ancyrensis, JJA340.007 Turkey, Bolu, above Abant Gölü.1

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 20, 2019, 03:55:26 PM
more Crocus from YT

Crocus danfordiae, yellow form, JJA344.204 Turkey, N of Kazan. 1500m.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on January 20, 2019, 03:56:58 PM
From Adrian Cooper ....
Helleborus vesicarius - these were sown in 2012 from JJA seed

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Post by: YT on January 30, 2019, 02:52:44 PM
346.408 : CROCUS KOROLKOWII * Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Seravshan, Agalik valley. Ex J. Ruksans Colls.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Feb. 2010
  First blooming: Feb. 2016
  Pictures: 30 Jan. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on January 30, 2019, 03:08:40 PM
588.406 : IRIS HISTRIO (subsp. histrio) (Subgen. Hermodactyloides) * Turky, Hatay, W of Kişlak. Ex a N. Stevens coll.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Feb. 2010
  First blooming: Feb. 2015
  Pictures: 30 Jan. 2019 / 02 Feb. 2019 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 01, 2019, 03:29:17 PM
339.609 : CROCUS ABANTENSIS

  Pictures: 01 Feb. 2019

339.609 : CROCUS ABANTENSIS * Turkey, Bolu, near Abant golu. 1100m. (A beautiful spring-flowering species with flowers in clear, bright blue, contrasting with the yellow throats. Only known from the area around Lake Abant, in the cold, wet, NW corner of Turkey. It does well outside in the UK and, if grown in a pot, should not be overdried in summer.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: -- --
  First blooming: 24 Jan. 2014
  Pictures taken: 05 Feb. 2016
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 02, 2019, 01:37:21 PM
571.360 : HYACINTHELLA NERVOSA * Turkey, Urfa, E of Birecik, slopes of Kara Dag. 800m. Limestone ledges & fissures. (A seldom collected species from the N edge of the Syrian Desert, an extremely hot area in summer. Dense racemes of about 20, stemless blue bells, sometimes violet-tinged, above two twisting leaves with undulate margins.) .

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  Pictures: 02 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 09, 2019, 12:26:19 PM
689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR

  Pictures: 08 Feb. 2019

689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR (Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Hausshnecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the northern edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extreamely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half the length of each flower.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  First blooming: 05 Feb. 2013
  Pictures taken: 26 Dec. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 13, 2019, 06:20:44 AM
688.705 : MUSCARI COELESTE (Subgen. Pseudomuscari) * Turkey, Nigde, Kamirkazik Dag, 1700-1750m. Ex KPPZ 90-318. (A diminutive Turkish alpine endemic with a classic Anatolian diagonal distribution, obliquely from here almost to the Georgian & Iranian borders. Only a few cm. high with tight, rounded racemes of open-mouthed, sky-blue bells followed by turquoise-blue tinted capsules. A very local species, which is little-known but will certainly resent hot, dry conditions.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Jan. 2009
  First blooming: Jan. 2013
  Pictures: 13 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 13, 2019, 06:27:06 PM
From Bart, elsewhere in this forum ....
Cyclamen persicum is in full swing now. I have a few plants from ex Jim Archibald seed and they are all very different. One has been in flower for a while and is naturally very leggy. The others are short and stocky, but I have no pictures of them yet

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 13, 2019, 06:32:11 PM
YT's photos of  Narcissus asturiensis JJA694.004

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 13, 2019, 06:33:42 PM
And YT's photos of  Narcissus romieuxii JCA 805 'Julia Jane'
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 14, 2019, 07:24:22 AM
And YT's photos of  Narcissus  JCA 805 'Julia Jane'
Thank you, Maggi :-*
Narcissus romieuxii JCA 805 'Julia Jane'
As you know I grew them from bulbs, not "seeds" ;)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 14, 2019, 02:44:56 PM
Pictures by Jon  Evans, kindly shared from his online diary (https://www.alpinegardensociety.net/plants/carmarthenshire-january-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3QS-grHJTrH4ibHh9JWT3UurGSdXKJxI5Woq8XWEEELt7CH9jS6Tpt3wQ)  - the plants are being grown by Bob and Rannveig Wallis.
 
"This is the tiny form of Iris danfordiae which Jim Archibald collected, and showed to wonderful acclaim at the South Wales show in 2010."

Iris danfordiae JJA 585-900
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 -with a handy finger to illustrate the  small scale of this plant!

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: David Nicholson on February 14, 2019, 02:49:26 PM
Lovely little thing.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on February 14, 2019, 05:57:57 PM
What a bonny wee thing!
I wonder if it is ever commercially available?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 16, 2019, 11:01:06 AM
601.600 : IRIS ZAGRICA

  Pictures: 16 Feb. 2019

601.600 : IRIS ZAGRICA (Subgen. Hermodactyloides) * Iran, Kordestan, SW of Daraki. 2500m. Loose, SW-facing limestone slope. (Previously listed as Iris aff. reticulata under our reference number 595.810, this has now been described as a new species, differing markedly from I. reticulata in the flower structure. This population, from the same slope on the Iraqi border as our mysterious Fritillaria collection 17255, carries its capsules on long, arching, wiry pedicels, in the previously unique manner of I. pamphylica but more or less erect rather than drooping. It superficially differs a little from the forms from the Kurdish steppes, now attributed to this new species, but so notably as to merit further separation. Foliage is typical of Iris reticulata and the flowers are bicoloured: ice-blue, almost white, & dark blue on the blade of the falls.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Feb. 2011
  First blooming: 12 Mar. 2016
  Pictures: 20 Mar. 2017
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 22, 2019, 01:53:56 PM
694.004 : NARCISSUS ASTURIENSIS Spain, León, La Pola de Gordón. (The dwarfest & one of the most desirable trumpet daffodils. Only around 10cm. tall with concolorous, yellow flowers, the segments lying closely along the waisted, frilled corona. A species from acid, stony areas & turf at high altitudes in the mountains of NW Spain & N Portugal.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Germinating: Mar. 2010
  First blooming: Mar. 2015
  Pictures: 22 Feb. 2019 and some more pictures took on 14 Feb 2019 are here (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9360.msg400534#msg400534)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on February 22, 2019, 02:27:37 PM
What a wonderful dwarf Narcissus -beautifully grown YT.

Can I ask about the substrate in the pot? The top-dressing looks like pumice. Do you grow this Narcissus and many of your other dwarf bulbs in pumice?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 23, 2019, 02:33:04 PM
What a wonderful dwarf Narcissus -beautifully grown YT.

Can I ask about the substrate in the pot? The top-dressing looks like pumice. Do you grow this Narcissus and many of your other dwarf bulbs in pumice?

Thank you , Steve :) Your plants and flowers in your wonderful pictures are more beautiful!

About my growing media, please see the link below ;)
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12772.msg325801#msg325801 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12772.msg325801#msg325801)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on February 23, 2019, 09:07:47 PM
Very many thanks Tatsuo!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 26, 2019, 02:04:34 PM
572.600 : HYACINTHUS ORIENTALIS subsp. CHIONOPHILUS Turkey, Sivas, Ziyaret Tepe. 2100m. Limestone crevices. (The dwarf, few-flowered hyacinths. A snow-melt alpine from the high mountains in S Central Turkey. Pale slate-blue, waxy flowers with long, perianth lobes, on short stems. Stays neat here under glass & has the most exquisite scent.)

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  Germinating: Feb. 2013
  First blooming: Mar. 2018
  Pictures: 26 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 26, 2019, 04:20:24 PM
693.652 : NARCISSUS ALCARACENSIS Spain, Albacete, Peñascosa, Fuente de la Raja. 1289m. R. D. Dominguez coll. (Distributed by us as a pale form of N. longispathus before N. alcaracensis was described. Tis is wild seed from a type-locality coll. Rated by John Blanchard as a good garden-plant for the UK with up to 4 flowers on each stem.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Feb. 2011
  Pictures: 26 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 26, 2019, 05:11:16 PM
700.322 : NARCISSUS DUBIUS * Spain, Valencia, Alzira. Ex JWB 02-05.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Dec. 2004
  First Blooming: Mar. 2016
  Pictures: 26 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: hamparstum on February 26, 2019, 10:51:54 PM
Hi Tatsuo, I suppose that there is something not correct in your post:
"Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Dec. 2004" Is it the year later or even more?. It took a long time to flower!
Arturo
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 27, 2019, 03:01:07 AM
Hi Tatsuo, I suppose that there is something not correct in your post:
"Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Dec. 2004" Is it the year later or even more?. It took a long time to flower!
Arturo

Hi Arturo,
YES, it took long time after sowing.
You have green fingers so all your plants can germinate and grow quicker than mine, I suppose :)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 27, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
700.322 : NARCISSUS DUBIUS * Spain, Valencia, Alzira. Ex JWB 02-05.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Dec. 2004
  First Blooming: Mar. 2016
  Pictures: 26 Feb. 2019
I think it is a long time from germination to flowering.  After taking  11 months to  germinate ?
 Can you clarify this, please  Tatsuo?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 27, 2019, 02:58:24 PM
In my experience I think it is not unusual wild plants seeds taking more than a year to germinate.

I don’t know the exact reason why my N. dubius seeds took nearly a year from sowing to germinating. Perhaps the seeds had already gone into dormancy when I sowed them and required summer heat in moist condition to break it? Or I could not create conditions for their germination when I sowed them and they went into dormancy once?

It seems this N. dubius is a kind of slow grower with me. Perhaps I could not grow them in their moderate condition. I sowed N. papyraceus JJA702.720 seeds on same date and they germinated at almost same time (it took nearly a year, too) but the seedlings put their first flower in 2009.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: hamparstum on February 27, 2019, 06:02:58 PM
Tatsuo it is amazing for me! Thank you for clarifying. It happens that my family from my mother's side was originally from the Sivas province, the town of Merzifon and I'm particularly interested in the flora from the north Central Pontic mountains. So I pay great attention to your pictures when the original seed is from that region. I admire your patience and it deserves headlines in the news!.
Arturo
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 28, 2019, 08:36:31 PM
Wonderful winning plant from George Elder of Fritillaria stenanthera at the recent  AGS  show at Pershore  - grown from Archibald  seed it seems.  Robert Wallis on Facebook questions the area the seed is stated to have   originated .... " JJA Seeds stated that it originated in Afghanistan: (503.209 : FRITILLARIA STENANTHERA * Afghanistan, Balkh, S of Mazar-i-Sharif. 2000m. Grassy hillsides.) but I cannot find any other records of it in the that country or even anywhere near the border. All other records are from N Uzbekistan and adjacent Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan."


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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 02, 2019, 05:40:04 PM
From elsewhere in the forum , from Colin E.
Another Fritillaria stenanthera has recently opened for me; it is stenanthera ex lilac blue forms JJA 503 201. I am as yet undecided if I like it but it is different. It also for me has not been the best of growers. I will see how it does from now on.
Colin

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 04, 2019, 04:35:19 PM
696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS
Two different seedlings from same seed packet.

  Pictures: 04 Mar. 2019

696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS *
Morocco, High Atlas, Tizi Gourane above Amizmiz. 1800m. Schist fissures. (From our type-locality coll. of the little hoope-petticoat recently named N. jacquemondii by the Spanish 'splitter' Fernandez Casas. Suit yourselves whether you use his name or Maire's, both are valid. A good alpine-house plant with pale to deeper primrose flowers in early spring (much later than N. b. subsp. praecox). About 10cm. high.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: Feb. 2015
  Pictures taken: 25th Feb. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 08, 2019, 02:28:18 PM
703.605 : NARCISSUS PROVINCIALIS var. BICOLORANS w France, Alpes-Maritimes, S of Grasse, Bois de Gourdon. J.W.Blanchard 09-03. (Wild seeds of the bicoloured form of this dwarf trumpet-daffodil. An intriguing species, growing in a locality far from any of its relatives. Cream tepals with a pale yellow corona according to Pugsley's description.)

  Pictures: 08 Mar. 2019
  Another seedling in the fifth picture: 19 Mar. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 09, 2019, 07:31:49 PM
Twitter pic from Kit Strange  today  -  Fessia greilhuberi, a Jim and Jenny Archibald collection. At the AGS Loughborough alpine show

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on March 18, 2019, 06:24:03 PM
494.800 : Fritillaria ehrhartii Greece, Evia, E of Karistos.  200m.  Seasonally damp, N & W-facing sides of gulley on mica-schist.  (A beautiful native of S Euboea & the Kiklades.  Big, bloomy, yellow-tipped, grape-black bells glow to ruby in the evening sun.  Stout 20-30cm stems can carry up to 6 flowers.  Not often seen but easy here under glass).
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 19, 2019, 05:16:13 PM
688.012 :MUSCARI ARMENIACUM from PINK FORM * Turkey, Konya, S of Beysehir Golu. 1100m. Roadside verge. Ex. R. & R. Wallis 90-50. (From a selection made in Turkey by Bob & Rannveig Wallis over a decade ago. Pinkish white flowers blush to deeper pink as they mature. A good percentage now come ‘true’ after two generations.).

  Pictures: 19 Mar. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 22, 2019, 11:01:46 AM
491.800 : FRITILLARIA AUREA * Turkey, Sivas, Ziyaret Tepe. 2000m. In turf, among limestone rocks. (Big, broadly bloated, bright citron-yellow bells, with ghostly browner chequering. Usually opens almost at ground-level & the stem gradually elongates to about 15cm. in height. A good form of this endemic of the high, central Turkish mountains from near Bolkar Dag NE into Sivas & Malatya. A plant of alpine-steppe, usually on limestone, between 1800 and 3000m.)

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  Pictures: 22 Mar. 2019

 It got slug attack :( I'll post better pictures next time.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 25, 2019, 02:46:11 PM
497.680 : FRITILLARIA aff KARELINII * Uzbekistan, Baison-Tau, Pulkhakim. Ex. ARJA 9830. J Ruksans spectacular white flowered Rhinopetalum which has the appearance of a dwarf F bucharica, described by him as "one of the most beautiful ever seen"!

  Seeds from: Jenny Archibald EXCLUSIVE SEEDS : JANUARY 2011
  Sowing: Dec. 2011
  Pictures: 25 & 27 Mar. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 27, 2019, 12:31:52 PM
693.701 : NARCISSUS ALPESTRIS * Spain, Aragon, above Cerler, SE of Benasque. 1500m. Ex JWB 94-06 & 94-08 (May be the loveliest but often the most difficult trumpet-daffodil. About 15cm. tall with drooping, white flowers & glaucous leaves. Included under N. moschatus in 'Flora Europaea' but much choicer and dwarfer than this old, cultivated form.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Pictures: 27 Mar. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 29, 2019, 10:45:54 AM
707.380 : NARCISSUS TRIANDRUS var. ALEJANDREI Spain, Burgos, Peñahoradada. R.D.Dominguez coll. (Not a taxon
currently recognized in the RHS classification. In the opinion of Fernández Casas it is a form of N. triandrus var. triandrus.
In the opinion of the collector, Rafael Diez Dominguez, it is like a pure-white form of N.t. subsp. pallidulus, horticulturally
significant as it grows on limestone soils, whereas most colonies of N. triandrus grow on acid substrates.)

  The second generation from JJA Seed
  Original Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / NOVEMBER, 2007
  Pictures: 29 Mar. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 30, 2019, 02:11:17 PM
694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS

   Pictures: 30 Mar. 2019

694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS
   Pictures: 23 Mar. 2018

694.100 : NARCISSUS ATLANTICUS * Morocco, High Atlas, above Amizmiz. 2000m. Among scrub, in soft, moist loam. Ex the 1936, E.K. Balls type coll. (A very local plant in the wild &, after almost 70 years, still rare in cultivation, where it is by no means easy to grow. Sweetly scented, creamy white jonquils carried singly on 15cm. stems. Distinct from the N. rupicola group in its deeper, cup-shaped corona & in the arrangement of the anthers.)
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 06, 2019, 08:40:32 AM
590.256 : IRIS KIRKWOODII

  Pictures: 06 Apr. 2019

590.256 : IRIS KIRKWOODII (Sect. Oncocyclus) * Syria, W of Aleppo, Bishmishli. Rocky outcrops between cultivated fields. Ex R.& R.Wallis 95-09 (From a type-locality collection of this spectacular relative of I. gatesii from around the border of Turkey & Syria. Somewhat intermediate between this and the dark-veined, more southern species centred on I. sofarana. About 30-40cm. tall with huge flowers with tucked-in falls. Standards veined & stippled with violet on a whitish ground. Falls veined with deeper purple. A vigorous plant, possibly needing richer treatment than the Iranian steppe-species.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / NOVEMBER, 2007
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  Firdt blooming: Apr. 2015
  Pictures taken: 05 Apr. 2018

  Though this iris was not listed on Nov. 2007 list, they sent me the seeds as a substitute.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on April 06, 2019, 09:02:26 AM
A stunning Iris, grown to perfection!   :o
Very well done Tatsuo.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 06, 2019, 10:06:41 AM
690.080 : MUSCARI MCBEATHIANUM

Pictures: 06 Apr. 2019

690.080 : MUSCARI MCBEATHIANUM (Subgen. Pseudomuscari) * Turkey, Adana, ENE of Tufanbeyli. 1200m. Open areas among Pinus in fine sand. (Racems of open-mouthed, ice-blue to white flowers from porcelain-blue buds on 10cm. stems. A charming, delicate little species we discovered in 1985. Needs careful watering in the alpine-house.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Pictures taken: 02 Apr. 2016

Muscari mcbeathianum, JJA 690.080

Pictures: 1st Apr. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on April 13, 2019, 05:26:51 PM
JJA 738.230 Ornithogalum bungei

"738.230 : ORNITHOGALUM BUNGEI Iran, Mazanderan, near Siabishe. 1900m. Ex SLIZE 98-71. (A handsome Persian endemic, restricted to the Elburz Mts. along the Caspian coast of northern Iran. Up to 25 big, white flowers with grey-greentinged exteriors arranged in a fairly dense raceme on a 30cm. tall scape. Best given a long, dry rest in summer.)"

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerdk on April 24, 2019, 07:36:00 PM
498.510 : FRITILLARIA LUSITANICA Spain, Granada, Sierra Nevada, below Penones de San Francisco. 2400m. Open dryish, NW-facing slope. (Seed from Norman Stevens of this superlative high altitude form of this species. We first saw it in the wild in 1970 but have never located it since, when we have been in the area to collect seed. In the 1970's, Paul Furse told us that the name “F. nevadensis” could be applied to this population but we have never been able to trace its origin or validity. Several, large, elongated, grey-green bells variably striped & chequered with maroon on 15cm stems with narrow, curling, greyish leaves.)

- cultivated outside since 2 years

Gerd
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 18, 2019, 11:42:59 AM
David Millward wins Forrest Medal at Aberdeen Show on 18yh May 2019  with Ramonda nathaliae JCA 686 --- another success for David (Dr Rock) at Aberdeen with this beautiful plant  and a  continuing tribute to the  quality  of this Archibald  introduction

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on May 18, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
Now that I've picked myself up from the floor I 'm still in disbelief.

john
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 23, 2019, 02:35:38 PM
Received from Jim Archibald, 830.800, Corsica, nr Calvi as  Romulea revelierei - but this  is  doubtful   - Romulea revelierei JJA.830.800  - not R. revelieri but R. columnae or R.  rollii ?

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Posted elsewhere  by Antoine  Hoog

" ...... this tiny Romulea flowered here for its first time, after struggling for years. Received from Jim Archibald, 830.800, Corsica, nr Calvi. Romulea revelierei".


Comment  from Robin Duborget: " This romulea is not revelieri but columnae or rollii"
https://www.florealpes.com/fiche_romulearevel.php?fbclid=IwAR2MfU6q0iRSvrJY06rSRg36oweF4xljreiJrfSGhTanMu9_e1vMrQ78OD0 (https://www.florealpes.com/fiche_romulearevel.php?fbclid=IwAR2MfU6q0iRSvrJY06rSRg36oweF4xljreiJrfSGhTanMu9_e1vMrQ78OD0)   



Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 23, 2019, 02:37:46 PM
Posted elsewhere -  Crocus cappadocicus ex JJA seed from   Ian McEnery

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on September 23, 2019, 02:39:36 PM
Posted elsewhere - Colchicum corsicum JJA313010   from Luc Scheldeman

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on November 15, 2019, 12:57:26 PM
350.409 : CROCUS PULCHELLUS * Greece. Ex R.& R.Wallis 01-34. (One of the most attractive, autumn-flowering species. Distributed from the Balkans into NW Turkey. Scented, lilac-blue flowers with yellow throats.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / DECEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Oct. 2009
  Pictures: 15 Nov. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on December 03, 2019, 05:20:46 PM
342.850 : CROCUS CARTWRIGHTIANUS var. CRETICUS

  Pictures: 03 Dec. 2019

342.850 : CROCUS CARTWRIGHTIANUS var. CRETICUS * Greece, Crete, Hania, Akrotiri peninsula, near Falassarna. Growing as a chasmophyte on coastal cliffs. Ex a P. & P. Watt coll. (Dubiously sustainable taxon but from the area of the type-locality, so we keep the name. Silvery exterior.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Nov. 2010
  First blooming: Dec. 2017
  Pictures: 25 Nov. 2018
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on February 23, 2020, 04:25:47 PM
689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR

  Pictures: 23 Feb. 2020

689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR

  Pictures: 08 Feb. 2019

689.270 : MUSCARI DISCOLOR (Subgen. Botryanthus) * Turkey, Mardin, N of Mardin. 1100m. Among talus on steep limestone slopes. (This is the 'true' plant. Hausshnecht's type-collection was from Mardin & this taxon appears to be restricted to the hills in southern Urfa & Mardin provinces, along the northern edge of the Syrian Desert running towards the Iraqi border. Extreamely early flowering (February with us) & about 10cm. tall with racemes of bicolored, open-mouthed bells, the blackish blue of the base contrasting with the white of the apex, which occupies almost half the length of each flower.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / SEPTEMBER, 2008
  Sowing: Nov. 2008
  Germinating: Dec. 2008
  First blooming: 05 Feb. 2013
  Pictures taken: 26 Dec. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 03, 2020, 03:20:35 AM
696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS
  Pictures: 02 Mar. 2020

696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS
Two different seedlings from same seed packet.

  Pictures: 04 Mar. 2019

696.600 : NARCISSUS BULBOCODIUM var. PALLIDUS *
Morocco, High Atlas, Tizi Gourane above Amizmiz. 1800m. Schist fissures. (From our type-locality coll. of the little hoope-petticoat recently named N. jacquemondii by the Spanish 'splitter'Fernandez Casas. Suit yourselves whether you use his name or Maire's, both are valid. A good alpine-house plant with pale to deeper primrose flowers in early spring (much later than N. b. subsp. praecox). About 10cm. high.)

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEEDLIST / OCTOBER, 2009
  Sowing: Feb. 2010
  Germinating: Dec. 2010
  First blooming: Feb. 2015
  Pictures taken: 25th Feb. 2015
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 03, 2020, 01:17:46 PM
Some plants  from Archibald seed  shown elsewhere  in the  forum....

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Fritillaria fleischeriana JJA 495 560   grown by Colin Everett.

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Fritillaria straussii JJA 503 309  Colin Everett 

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Iris danfordiae JJA 0.585.900 -a very compact Jim Archibald acquisition from Steve  Garvie
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 03, 2020, 01:19:30 PM
Muscari massayanum  JCA - from Janis  Ruksans

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 03, 2020, 01:23:14 PM
Photos garnered  for  elsewhere  on the  internet ... starting with this lovely  shots  of  Galanthus  reginae  olgae vernalis JCA 509301  from the  website  Judy's  Snowdrops.....

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From a  show  report....

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Iris narynensis ssp archibaldii
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on March 03, 2020, 01:25:11 PM
Salvia sclarea 'Archibalds Form'  pictured  by John Sheely  at  Warrnambool Bot Gd, Victoria, Australia.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on March 03, 2020, 04:49:34 PM
700.322 : NARCISSUS DUBIUS * Spain, Valencia, Alzira. Ex JWB 02-05.

  Pictures: 03 Mar. 2020

700.322 : NARCISSUS DUBIUS * Spain, Valencia, Alzira. Ex JWB 02-05.

  Seeds from: NEWSLETTER & SEED LIST / AUGUST, 2003
  Sowing: Jan. 2004
  Germinating: Dec. 2004
  First Blooming: Mar. 2016
  Pictures: 26 Feb. 2019
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gerdk on March 03, 2020, 05:39:54 PM
Congratulations Tatsuo - especially for your patience!
This species is awfully slow but the result would be worth the effort.

Gerd
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 02, 2020, 04:16:27 PM
Thank you, Gerd!
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 02, 2020, 04:21:55 PM
971.100 : TULIPA REGELII * Kazakhstan. Ex a J. Ruksans coll. ("The weirdest tulip" writes Henrik Zetterlund. "One, grey, glaucous leaf, 3-4cm. wide, sharply corrugated. Flower like a miniature T. kaufmanniana on a 5cm. scape. Adorable!” In nature, it grows rather shallowly (10cm.) in very dry steppe at quite low altitudes. In cultivation it can take a lot of cold. Delay it by storing at room temperature till mid-December. It should be completely dry from June to December.")

  Pictures: 02 Apr. 2020
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: YT on April 02, 2020, 04:29:37 PM
972.109 : TULIPA VVEDENSKYI * Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Karanchitogai. Ex ARJA 00-38.

  Pictures: 02 Apr. 2020 
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Yann on April 09, 2020, 10:20:47 PM
972.109 : TULIPA VVEDENSKYI * Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Karanchitogai. Ex ARJA 00-38.

  Pictures: 02 Apr. 2020
The true one, many in the trade aren't what they're supposed to be.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 02, 2020, 01:54:23 PM
Facebook post  by  Jim Jermyn at  Brankln Garden in Perth, Scotland ...

"A Balkan favourite, Ramonda nathaliae seen here in its Jim and Jenny Archibald introduction. It flowers several weeks before its Pyrenean cousin here at Branklyn."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2020, 05:22:01 PM
Super yellow and white forms of Iris schachtii - JJA 596.802, Turkey, Malatya. Grown by  Mike  Tucker

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2020, 05:25:43 PM
Narcissus provincialis var. bicolorans, JJA 703.605   photo YT.

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Sepals are getting whiter and showing better contrast with yellow corona #Narcissus provincialis var. bicolorans, JJA 703.605 France, Alpes-Maritimes, S of Grasse, Bois de Gourdon. J.W.Blanchard 09-03.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2020, 05:31:15 PM
From Luc Scheldeman

Erythronium hendersonii  - JJA  seed Oregon

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2020, 05:34:43 PM
Crocus laevigatus JJA.347.241 from Wim Boens

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 03, 2020, 05:35:54 PM
Narcissus named for  Jim Cartledge  Archibald ..... Narcissus 'Cartledge' -  from the  Wallises

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 "Narcissus bulbocodium X ?triandrus - a hybrid we found in the greenhouse plunge in Jim Archibald's greenhouse. We have called it 'Cartledge' in memory of the great plantsman"
 - Bob Wallis

Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 04, 2020, 04:55:56 PM
Another plant with Archibald connections .... this time grown by Bob Nold in Colorado - Bellevalia forniculata JJA 227.770
From an Archibald collection near Erzurum, Turkey.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 05, 2020, 11:31:34 AM
 Iris kirkwoodii 590.256 from George  Young  - seed from Archibald  list- collected  by R. and  R .Wallis   in Syria.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 05, 2020, 01:04:59 PM
From Jim Jermyn at Branklyn Garden, Perth :  "A Balkan favourite, Ramonda nathaliae seen here in its Jim and Jenny Archibald introduction. It flowers several weeks before its Pyrenean cousin here at Branklyn."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on May 12, 2020, 09:34:55 PM
Two different clones of Paeonia rockii raised from JJA 4.581.500 seed. The second form has only the faintest trace of maroon at the base of each petal.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Gail on May 12, 2020, 10:48:12 PM
Two different clones of Paeonia rockii raised from JJA 4.581.500 seed.
Lovely flowers Steve and I'm usually happy to just admire the flowers without worrying about the names but just wondered... Rockii and the Gansu Mudan cultivars with rockii blood usually have the white sheath as with your first picture. The plant in the second picture has a deep pink sheath around the carpels which is more characteristic of plants called P. ostii (or White Phoenix etc.). Unfortunately my copy of Hong's monograph is still deep within a packing box somewhere but perhaps someone else will comment?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Steve Garvie on May 13, 2020, 09:32:46 AM
Thanks Gail.
I see what you mean regarding the carpel sheath covering.

Looking back over faded labels and seed purchase records both of these plants were raised from seed bought in August 1997 from the Archibalds. There were five seeds of which three germinated (in 2000). One succumbed early on and the remaining two languished in pots for years before being planted out. Both were nearly lost as a result of severe damage during landscaping work in the garden in 2007 and again both nearly died when more recent work was done to install decking. They are definitely the original seed-raised plants.

The original description of this seed in the August 1997 list states: “No (intellligible) data, 1996, wild-collected Chinese seed of this mythical Tree-peony. ...... There would appear to be some variation in foliage between wild colonies but the huge flowers “refulgent as pure snow and fragrant as heavenly roses” are always “with a heart of gold, each stainless petal flamed at the base with a clean and definite feathered blotch of maroon”.

But in the March 1998 list the seed description states “Wild-collected Chinese seed of this  mythical Tree-peony -but don’t hold your breath -one Australian grower has already flowered a seedling from seed sown in 1996 (How do these people do this so quickly?) and there was no blotch on the flowers ...”

I suspect that the original source of this seed must have included rockii and another species (or hybrid) -possibly with ostii blood as you suggest.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 26, 2020, 11:36:43 AM
Janis Ruksans has  this  plant  from Archibald  seed  as "Solaria sp. from Lagunilla" - he  was  doubtful of  this - and  John Watson in Chile  has  confirmed that  this  is Tristagma nivale

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John writes: " The one and only Tristagma nivale. Long perianth tube, and flowers with backcurved tepals. It's green as here, or occasionally brown, never white. And yes, it grows at Lagunillas where it was one of the first Andeans we came on in 1971 Nice photo too. Congats to Janis for maintaining in cultivation. Hope he manages to spread it around a bit. I'm attaching one taken here by Anita 18 years ago on a southern volcano."

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Janis Ruksans on May 27, 2020, 07:50:38 AM
Another one Tristagma grown as Tristagma sp. Valle Nevado from Archibald's seeds. Is it sessile, how it is listed now in his "Master List"?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Jon Evans on May 27, 2020, 10:29:36 AM
This is my Tristagma nivale, which I grew from F&W 10284 in 2002, and which flowered unexpectedly in 2016.  Sadly I lost it after flowering. 

The second plant is one I grew from AGS seed in 2008 as Tristagma sessile, and which I imagine is a descendant of the of the original collection.  But I believe that name is not valid, and I have not worked out what this should be called.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 27, 2020, 11:31:35 AM
Another one Tristagma grown as Tristagma sp. Valle Nevado from Archibald's seeds. Is it sessile, how it is listed now in his "Master List"?

Here is  a  screengrab of  page  237  of the  Archibald  master list
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on May 27, 2020, 12:50:15 PM
This seems to be called Ipheion sessile now, but there's a lot of confusion.  In a 2016 paper on tristagma taxonomy (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308512871_An_annotated_checklist_of_the_genus_Tristagma_Amaryllidaceae_Allioideae) which includes a key, the authors say that 'In our opinion, Tristagma leichtlinii is similar to Ipheion sessile (Philippi) (1858: 72) Traub (1953: 69) but the name is applied incorrectly by some Chilean botanists for Tristagma bivalve.' 

Meanwhile, plants from seed I received as TT. sessile & bivalve (neither under JJA numbers) look very similar or identical :-\
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Jon Evans on May 27, 2020, 01:37:14 PM
Hi Ashley
The problem is that there is other material well established in cultivation under the name Ipheion sessile (formerly Tristagma recurvifolium), which is significantly different in appearance and in behaviour (flowers in November for me, rather than March when the Tristagma sessile does).
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ashley on May 27, 2020, 02:49:14 PM
Agreed Jon; that is distinctly different. 
Then is your AGS plant above (& perhaps both mine, also similar but vigorous & seed profusely) most likely to be T. bivalve?
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Jon Evans on May 27, 2020, 07:27:16 PM
Hi Ashley
For clarity, it's definitely not Nothoscordum bivalve.  It is certainly similar to plants I have seen at AGS shows exhibited as Tristagma bivalve.  Bob and Rannveig Wallis grow material like this under that name.  But these are not the same plant which Osmani Baullosa posted as Tristagma bivalve on the PBS (Pacific Bulb Society) website.  The plant on the PBS most like the one I grow is labelled Tristagma sp. by Osmani.  He describes it as "an alpine species from Chile different from T. bivalve. It has scentless flowers that are shaped like a narrow cup facing up.".  For now, I am leaving the label as T. sessile and ignoring the suggestion that this is synonymous with I. sessile.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 02, 2020, 11:25:59 AM
Note  from Panyoti Kelaidis in Denver : " Campanula trogerae from Turkey, introduced to cultivation by Jim Archibald 25 years ago: I believe I was one of the first to bloom and get good quantities of seed in cultivation: thrilled to still have it going in my garden!"

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 02, 2020, 11:32:20 AM
Some  other  Archibald  plants - photos from Facebook posts ....

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"Alstroemeria garavantae.  kept going for a long time ex. seed from Jim Archibald has not spread and increased as some hybrids can do to weedy proportions but slowly declined"  Tim Ingram

From Ger van den Beuken ....
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Dionysia curviflora JCA2300

Forgive me - I forget  who posted these ....

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Paeonia rockii JJA4.581.500

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2020, 05:38:49 PM
In a video of  his  personal garden in Denver, Colorado, Panayoti Kelaidis mentions  his  fondness for  Origanum plants- and  picks  out  one that he  has  grown for  around  20 years, which was collected  in Southern Turkey by  his  friend,  Jim Archibald - it has   lovely  lime green bracts  and the  cute  little pale  violet  coloured flowers

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Video link to film by  Adam Taub:
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: ruweiss on July 20, 2020, 07:20:37 PM
Origanum rotundifolium is also one of my favorite summer plants.
Insects, especially bumble bees love it.
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 12, 2021, 04:14:43 PM
These from Steve Garvie :
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"WEE DIDDY DANFORDIAE!
-This is also Iris danfordiae (JJA585.900). It is from seed initially collected by the Archibalds (JJA 17968). Iris danfordiae has a strange disjunct distribution in Turkey (it’s a Turkish endemic). It is found in an area centered around the Eastern Taurus Mountains and then again over a much wider area well to the north and east (around Ordu, Amasya, Sivas, Gümüşhane, and Erzincan).

The BATM-357 collection is from this latter area but this tiny wee danfordiae was collected at 1800m south-west of the Çiftehan to Maden road in Niğde Province (Eastern Taurus). This form is very much smaller than typical danfordiae and flowers from small bulbs. It also seems to clump up a bit better than typical danfordiae. The last two images show the JJA form  compared to the BATM-357 collection.

Only had it a year. Got it from a friend who is a much better Plantsman than me. I think he got it as seed from the Archibalds. Early days but it looks like it might bulk up and seems to flower more reliably than other forms."

 Steve Garvie

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 12, 2021, 05:07:56 PM
From YT ......
Hyacinthella nervosa, JJA 571.360
Turkey, Şanlıurfa, E of Birecik, slopes of Karadağ. 800m. Limestone ledges & fissures.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 05, 2021, 04:59:18 PM
The Bomarea and Calochortus are fabulous plants...

With grateful thanks to Maggi for this information after I put this photo of Cynara hystrix onto Facebook. (Hope our plants might set seed this summer).

Perhaps this, Tim? 372.100 : CYNARA HYSTRIX Morocco, Middle Atlas Mts., above Ifrane. 1700m. Open, stony areas on limestone. (Maintained from seed we collected in 1962, this remains little-known in cultivation as it so seldom sets enough seed for propagation. Desired by almost all who see it, this is one of the most striking of thistle-like plants with 50cm. stems of large heads of royal-blue flowers, surrounded by lilac-pink phyllaries, elongated into stiff, curved spines. In nature, the deeply cut foliage vanishes before it flowers in summer. No trouble & seems to live forever (without increasing much vegetatively) in a really hot, sunny, dry site.) - from the Archibald Archive- masterseedlist page 54 on the SRGC website.

 Tim says this plant  now seems to have changed name to C. baetica subsp. maroccana Wiklund 1992

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2021, 06:18:30 PM
From Kurt Vickery today :

Cynara hystrix Syn C. baetica var moroccana JJA 372 100. Introduced under the latter name is this beautiful modestly proportioned 'Cardoon' . For me one of Jim's finest dicot introductions from the 1960's . I lost it after moving house but my excellent plantsman friend Mike Tucker expertly maintained it for all these years and gave me the seed from which this and many other plants have been raised . perfectly hardy in very well drained soil. The name Hystrix is the latin handle for Porcupine species ..."

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Kurt hopes  to have this available in his next seed list  8)   kvickery67@btinternet.com

And another plant from Kurt -

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2021, 06:34:56 PM
A catch-up with some  photos  collected for the Archive ...

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all  from   David  Stephens
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2021, 06:36:53 PM
Colchicum sfiksianum ex Archibald seed photo  from Viv Condon in Australia

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Colchicum wendelboi Iran - from Jim Archibald seed
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2021, 06:38:00 PM
From Panayoti Kelaidis.....

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Fritillaria crassifolia--JCA coll. Another toughie!

 Three images of Iris munzii from Mike Tucker

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on July 19, 2021, 06:42:27 PM
From Antoine Hoog ...Paeonia flavescens ex JJA.746.520 Sicilian population, ex Will McLewin 01-08

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on February 27, 2022, 08:17:05 PM
From YT in Japan.....

Muscari coeleste, JJA 688.705. Turkey, Niğde, Kamirkazik Dag, 1700-1750m. Ex. KPPZ 90-318.

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 23, 2022, 01:55:43 PM
From Antoine Hoog in France - 

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Paeonia clusii ex JJA.746.100

and from Arcangelo Wessells in  California :

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P. clusii from Archibald seed  growing in Northern California.  barely 18inches tall
Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on April 30, 2022, 08:44:41 PM
Crocus cvijici J&JA  344 60
 A nice clear yellow form flowering out in the garden right now of Larz Danielsson in Sweden, shown on Facebook.
 

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 12, 2022, 12:40:27 PM
Raised from Jim Archibald seed (JJA 1.180.550). The seed was originally collected by John Andrews in openings amongst Pines at 1840m in the Cuddy Valley, Kern Co, California.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2022, 05:27:16 PM
 From Luc Scheldeman : Allium isakulii JJA132790 from  Nuratau UZB

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2022, 05:37:09 PM
Two more images of Paeonia rockii JJA 4.581.500  - from Steve Garvie.
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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: Maggi Young on June 06, 2022, 02:07:31 PM
From Luc Scheldeman:

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Title: Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
Post by: johnw on June 08, 2022, 04:12:16 PM
Philip MacD was here last week and I wanted to give him a plant he grew from seed - Arisaema yamatense var. sugimotoi.  I initially thought he had grown it from NARGS seed. When I checked my old inventory I found my deceased plant listed as via PMcD ex Archibald 1994, we had jointly ordered that year from the 1995 catalogue.

From the catalogue under Section III seeds from cultivated plants and other areas: "yamatense var. sugimoto D. Elick coll. Japan, Honshu Shizuoka Pref., Ogasa. nr. sea level. 13.11.94 (Local) with long-acuminate, green spathes, yellowish inside. Pedate leaves, sometimes silvered. (8 seeds) E = £4.50 "  So not JJA seed but Elick's and still a very robust & dependable plant.  It clumps vigorously and in a good year is  approx. 5 feet tall.  Four pix follow.  I was able to get a few corms last month from a garden where a friend once lived and despite neglect it is alive and doing very well.

Turns out I had already give Philip a corm.  Perhaps this should be under Arisaema rather than Archibald???  johnw
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