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Arda Takan

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About alpines.
« on: October 28, 2013, 10:41:37 PM »
Hello everyone!
I used to collect and gather some succulents from the wild but never focused in them.
Now I want to grow more alpines since bulbs stay a very short time.
I am living in a hardy climate with cold winters and dry hot summers.
Which species would you suggest for me?
Cheers,
Arda
in Eskisehir / Turkey

fermi de Sousa

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
Arda,
Plants from your country are highly prized as alpines! Have a look at the seed-lists of the Czech collectors and you'll see a lot of Turkish plants!
The Acantholimons, convolvulus, silences, campanulas - you'll be spoiled for choice if you just stick to Turkish native plants. With the climate you're in some of the Western Amercian plants would also do well! Do you belong to any of the Clubs like SRGC, NARGS or AGS? The Seed Exchanges can be a good source of seeds at a reasonable price, but look for some local plants as well.
Good luck and good hunting!
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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 08:05:40 PM »
Hi Arda,

If you prefer succulents you should try the following hardy succulents: Sedum, Sempervivum, Orostachys and some hardy Delosperma.
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Arda Takan

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »
Yes I love succulents. I already collected some sedum species from the wild.
I liked those sempervivums and others. I will look for seeds.
In fact I already started buying seeds.
 Last week I ordered saxifraga seeds from ebay.
in Eskisehir / Turkey

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:33:54 PM »
If you like them I will be able to send some Sedum cuttings in spring but you should remind me then.

I think Saxifragas not too good plants for hot and dry sommers. 
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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 04:37:31 PM »
Many of the acantholimons should do very well in your climate.  Some can make very large mounds, though.  Convolvulus aasyricus and C. compactus are excellent in your conditions.  Why not looks into astragalus and oxytropis?  There are so many and most of them prefer your conditions.  They have beautiful flowers and many have very nice pods after flowering.
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Hudson River Valley in New York State

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 05:57:34 PM »
Everyone tries to cultivate plants not fully suited for her/his climate.
Turkish plants are excellent and appreciated in Europe.
Acantholimon and Astragalus are so common in Turkey
on pastures as Carlina and Trifolium in Europe.
If snow cover is sufficient in Eskişehir, soil temperature might
be acceptable for plants occurring in southern Europe high
mountains, which would tolerate high summer temperature.
Central Spain might be a source, perhaps central Greece.
I would try Gypsophila aretioides from Iran and Caucasus.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2013, 06:11:52 PM by Great Moravian »
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Arda Takan

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
Wow!.
Thank you all for your recommendations.
all look great, but I really loved Gypsophila aretioides.
what else info can I give you about our climate?
in Eskisehir / Turkey

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Re: About alpines.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 12:06:45 AM »
What is your annual rainfall and when do you get most of the rain?  What are your usual high and low temperatures?  Do you have good snow cover in the winter?  Many alpines are very hardy if they have good snow cover.
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