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adrian young

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section Ligulatae saxifraga
« on: May 02, 2011, 10:24:33 AM »
I received some seed from Dieter Zschummel a few years ago
collected in Iran. It germinated a while back and it has just flowered.
It is S.cartaliginea, a species widespread in the Caucasus and also
found in the Zigana Pass in N.Turkey.
This find in Iran by Dieter is the most easterly known occurrence
of a Silver sax. As far as I know there are no silver Sax in the Himalaya.
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:24:03 PM »
Here is the second picture of what I now assume is S. cotyledon v. platyphylla. I hope i is still somewhere around and able to be located. Not best quality image, as it has been scanned from a slide to a disc.

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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 07:27:23 PM »
I have seen a few nurseries selling a Silver sax
call S.Kath Dryden, this is of course an invalid name because
a Kabschia sax with that name already exists,
raised in 1974 by Linc Foster.
I have discussed this with David Rankin who has
an interest in Silver Saxes. He has renamed the plant as
S.'Kath's Delight, and placed it in his Nursery Catalogue.
I would like to thank David for his help with this issue.
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:42:16 PM »
It's very attractive, Adrian. I'm always happy to find plants commemorating our dear friend Kath. How we miss her.
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 09:38:38 AM »
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It's very attractive, Adrian. I'm always happy to find plants commemorating our dear friend Kath. How we miss her.
Yes, we miss her, particularly her no nonsense approach to everything.

I do not have any history for this plant, don't even know if it came from Kath.
If anyone knows something about its providence I would be pleased to hear from them.  
« Last Edit: May 19, 2011, 09:54:12 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 10:20:16 PM »
I recently acquired this plant as Saxifraga Kath Dryden, is it correct?
I noticed Kevock have it as a white.

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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 10:16:51 AM »
Fred
Re: S.Kath Dryden
There seems to be some confusion over this plant.
The plant in the trade is as your picture, not white.
It is similar to an old cultivar called S.Canis Dalmatica.
I have been speaking with David at Kevock and his plant
of Kath Dryden appears to be a S.longifolia hybrid, so we
are in a mess.
David has wisely renamed the plant to
S.Kath's Delight because S.Kath Dryden is a Kabschia
cultivar raised by Linc Foster in the 1970's.
I still do not the origins of this new plant named after Kath.
If anyone has any info I would be pleased to hear from them
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 02:11:52 PM »
Fred
I have two plants of the so called S.Kath Dryden (from English Nurseries)
They both have white flowers with red spots on the petals.
The pictures you posted on this forum look like a different plant.
Where did you get your plant from?
Can you post a picture of the rosettes? that may help.
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 04:29:27 PM »
Does this help Adrian?
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 07:39:11 PM »
Does this help Adrian?

yes Fred, it helps
But I can't understand why your flowers have a pink flush, Kaths Delight
should be white.
Where did you get the plant from???
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 09:19:22 PM »
I collected a very good form of S.cochlearis in the Maritime alps
around 20yrs ago. It proved to be a good garden plant so it was
named S.cochlearis 'Cairos'.
I have selected a seedling from 'Cairos' with even better
flowers, over the last 15 years I have had several good seedlings
from 'Cairos', but I have not named any till now.
S.cochlearis 'Oh Yes' is born.
The flowers are bigger, each individual petal is broader
giving a fuller corolla
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 10:53:02 PM »
'Oh Yes', that is very showy :)
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Re: section Ligulatae saxifraga
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 11:20:32 PM »
Oh yes, it is VERY nice indeed. :D
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