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LEWISIA-2014
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:10:24 PM »
My season has begun:-

A rather nice orange/red Lewisia cotyledon, and
Lewisia tweedyi Lemon Form
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 08:04:44 PM »
that orange is stunning - mine are not even budding up yet

I have a Lewisia called Archangel which has tiny little white flowers - I think it might have been part of a series - does anyone have any of the other 'angel' series or know anything about them - its sterile  - there was apparently a red one in the series? - any information would be appreciated - thanks
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 08:14:57 PM »
Hi Graeme, can't say I've ever heard mention of an angel series. Archangel is certainly worth persistence, the flowers may be small but it can be persuaded to produce them in vast quantities. I'd also be interested to hear of others in the series

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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 08:35:01 PM »
According to The Plantfinder Ryal Nursery in Northumberland list a Lewisia 'Archangel' but don't do mail order but I can't find any trace of an 'Angel Series'
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 08:41:12 PM »
Its a very dainty plant - I will post some pictures when its in flower -
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 06:55:58 AM »
As far as I know Ryal are the only current supplier, and usually in short supply too. Not the fastest Lewisia to bulk up as a stock plant.

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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 08:11:50 AM »
the little alpine nursery at Calver Slough usually has it in stock
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 08:21:36 AM »
Thanks Graeme, didn't know Steve Furness had stock but...trust me, I need to buy more Lewisias like I need a hole in the head ::)

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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2014, 12:38:08 AM »
The start of the Lewisia season for us . This nice pink Lewisia hybrid blooms for us April to December, more or less.

This one is more than 25 years old and still going strong.  :)
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2014, 07:51:45 AM »
This red cotyledon is way earlier than its neighbours in the garden.

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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2014, 10:37:41 AM »
Luc Gilgemyn,
is this a hybrid?
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2014, 11:43:05 AM »
Luc Gilgemyn,
is this a hybrid?

It's cotyledon, Peter, grown from seed from the Ashwood nursery red strain, years ago.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2014, 08:21:27 PM »
Wish I could see them in the wild Robert.

Nice red cotyledons Luc, I have some from Ashwood seed that should flower this year.

My Lewisia tweedyi of an apricot shade that I grew from seed quite a few years ago now.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 12:27:50 AM »
David,

I will post some photos of our wild Lewisias when I get a chance. In the Salmon Mountains I've seen Lewisia cotyledon growing by the thousands in the forest duff, not the site one would except! There are other species local to our area.

I never get to Eastern Washington these days to see the L. tweedyi.  :'(

Luc,

Very nice red Lewisia. What sort of blooming season do you have with your climatic conditions?
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 04:03:13 PM »
Lewisia rediviva grows a short walk down the road from our farm.
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