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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 07:20:36 PM »
...and (for you US'ers) I just located--and ordered--the Tremacron aurantiaca from Plant Delights in North Carolina.

For now the gesneriads I grow (with the exception of Ramonda) are indoor plants. They do well in fish bowl windowsill culture. My favorite of the moment (well two actually--both blooming...) the impossibly small but stunning Sinningia concinna and its larger cousin S. 'Playful Porpoise'.
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 09:29:20 PM »
Flower "bits" hanging out never really schocked me... I'm used to this fellow flowering in my garden every year (although there is not much hanging)

Good gracious. Is that hardy? Now there's a plant I must get! 8)

But what will you do with it Anthony? Tucked under your arm you could knock King 'enry orf 'is 'orse.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 02:01:16 AM »
Anthony,

It (Amorph rivieri AKA Amorph konjac) is fully hardy here, outside in the ground without hassles.  I know in colder parts they just lift the tubers for their winter rest and store them in the basements until they start shooting in spring.
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 05:28:00 PM »
One that is in flower for the first time. Its a bit odd for my taste

calcareoboea coccinea
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Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 09:23:23 PM »
Oh no Tony, it's beautiful, if different. Super name too. :)
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 03:46:49 PM »
I live in Russia. Zone 4. Chinese Gesneriaceae not hardy in the zone 4, but I select the most hardy seedlings from Corallodiscus lanuginosus and Corallodiscus kingianus. Corallodiscus lanuginosus has blossomed in 2011. I got a hybrid with Ramonda myconi. It is surprising that the Chinese and European plants made ​​a successful hybrid. Now these hybrids is about 1 cm in diameter. In the spring I plan to plant them outdoors.
Unfortunately, I could not get it to bloom Tremacron aurantiaca. He died in a house in the winter. The reason - the excess moisture. It to me courtesy of Tony Willis. I am very grateful to him. Very sorry about the loss of this plant, as I had planned to get a hardy hybrid with yellow flowers.
Alex.
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 03:50:57 PM »
Welcome Alex. Interesting to hear about your work with these plants. Hope to hear more.  8)
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 04:16:53 PM »
Thank you Margaret! I hope you will forgive my awful English  :)
 Of course, I will continue to work on the selection of particular Hardy Gesneriaceae. On this occasion, I want to say that I am happy to buy seeds or leaf cuttings Briggsia aurantiaca and Tremacron aurantiaca.
Alex Bredikhin. Russia. Voronezh. Zone 4.

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 09:19:50 AM »
@Tony
Only these days I discovered this thread with your pictures of these wonderful gesneriads.
Chirita monantha is really a beauty and I have to admit, that it was my last thougt when I went to bed and the first one when I woke up.  8)

Unfortunatly I have no interesting gesneriads to swap, but if you would give a plant or a leaf away even so, I would pay for postage, packing and plant.
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 11:18:12 AM »
Maya

yes I think I have a few things spare,I am away at the moment and I will email you early next week
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2012, 11:27:48 AM »
Tony
I guess I have to post in the 'I am so happy thread'!  :D
I'm looking forward to your mail.

Maya
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2012, 02:40:01 PM »
Tony, if you have mature seeds after flowering Salcareoboea coccinea and Tremacron aurantiaca?
Alex Bredikhin. Russia. Voronezh. Zone 4.

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2012, 07:08:17 AM »
A couple of poor pics of Tremacron aurantiaca shown 2 weeks ago at our meeting in Olinda by Viv Condon; I think she imported the plant from NZ!
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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2012, 07:52:37 AM »
It is amazing and great. I have a weakness for such delicate plants. And the color of the corolla is unique! I hope that after flowering will seed.
Alex Bredikhin. Russia. Voronezh. Zone 4.

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Re: Chinese gesneriads
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2012, 10:29:00 AM »
Wow, Fermi.  That's a cracker!!
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Paul T.
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