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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2014, 12:36:04 AM »
David,

I like 'Ashwood Red' ! Where did you come up with that one?
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2014, 06:55:51 PM »
David,

I like 'Ashwood Red' ! Where did you come up with that one?

From seed Robert. Ashwood Nursery, in the middle of England, have a national reputation for their breeding work based on Lewisia cotyledon carried out in particular by their recently retired Philip Baulk. He gets a mention in Brian Mathew's monograph "Lewisia" (RBG Kew, Christopher Helm and Timber Press) 1989 and Roy Davidson's "Lewisias" (Timber Press) 2000. Aswood Nursery market a range of their nursery collected seed two of which are Yellow and Red.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2014, 08:19:56 PM »
Robert - you must have a look around the Ashwood site - you will enjoy it! http://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/

They do amazing things  breeding Lewisia,  Helleborus and Cyclamen .... and that's not all.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2014, 09:59:17 PM »
 last time I was at ashwood he was into hepatica's in a big way
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 03:13:09 AM »
David,

Thank you for the background information on Ashwood Nursery. Does your plant set open pollinated seed?

Maggi,

Thanks for the link to Ashwood Nursery. Yes, I will have a look around. I'm always impressed by the horticultural skills of those in the U.K. One of many good reasons to participate in the forum!  ;)
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2014, 08:03:49 AM »

.....................Does your plant set open pollinated seed?


I don't know Robert, this is it's first flowering but I can't see any reason why it shouldn't. Will keep you posted.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 12:28:49 PM »
David

Very fond of your 'Yellow #2'.  Very nice clear color.

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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2014, 03:53:27 PM »
The majority of plants from the same batch of seed are the same as No. 2 George.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2014, 08:23:18 PM »
I'm still getting flowers on Lewisia rediviva.   I think I planted 6 in the big pot but they did not all flower at the same time.
Two whites - one with pink pollen and one with yellow.  Some seed was from SRGC and some from AGS but all was from the same donor of collected seed.   I have 16 plants with 2 still to flower.  I have never done so well with Lewisia rediviva.  I hope a few survive another year ;D
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2014, 05:56:15 PM »
You've done very well with your rediviva Roma. I've yet to get one to the flowering stage, nil desperandum!
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2014, 03:19:58 AM »
I'm still getting flowers on Lewisia rediviva.   I think I planted 6 in the big pot but they did not all flower at the same time.
Two whites - one with pink pollen and one with yellow.  Some seed was from SRGC and some from AGS but all was from the same donor of collected seed.   I have 16 plants with 2 still to flower.  I have never done so well with Lewisia rediviva.  I hope a few survive another year ;D

Roma,

Yes, excellent Lewisia rediviva. If I understand correctly the seed was from cultivated plants? Lewisia rediviva grows naturally just down the road from the farm here, about a 5 minute walk. It grows elsewhere in our area too. I've never seen anything like yours in the wild.

Beautiful plants! Thank you for sharing.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2014, 03:12:03 PM »
You've done very well with your rediviva Roma. I've yet to get one to the flowering stage, nil desperandum!
Keep trying ,David.  I think I did get one to a reasonable size many years ago.  I think I may have got one or two to flowering stage since then but no further.  I am amazed to still have 16 plants at 5 years old and all with at least one flower.   They are setting seed too.
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2014, 03:23:35 PM »
Robert, the seed was wild collected.  The seed in the SRGC list (2008/2009) was collected in Idaho by a Mr. & Mrs. J. Fowler.  The seed in the AGS list was wild collected by G&K Fowler who appear in the UK list of donors but no note of where it was collected.  I assumed they were the same couple but did not notice earlier that the initials were different.  I think Diane Clement can give me more information about the AGS donation if you are interested.  I didn't label each plant separately so they are mixed up now but they are all similar. 
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2014, 07:50:44 PM »
Robert, the seed was wild collected.  The seed in the SRGC list (2008/2009) was collected in Idaho by a Mr. & Mrs. J. Fowler.  The seed in the AGS list was wild collected by G&K Fowler who appear in the UK list of donors but no note of where it was collected.  I assumed they were the same couple but did not notice earlier that the initials were different.  I think Diane Clement can give me more information about the AGS donation if you are interested.  I didn't label each plant separately so they are mixed up now but they are all similar. 

Roma, the AGS seed was collected in Idaho by Gordon and Kath Fowler, so I'd be pretty sure that the SRGC initial "J" is just a typo and it is the same donation. 
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Re: LEWISIA-2014
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2014, 07:52:00 PM »
Thank you Diane.
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