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Doreen Mear

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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 05:37:21 AM »
Crocus abantensis 0339609
(Ex Turkey, Bolu, near Abant golu. 1100m.)
Flower in real life is a bit bluer than it appears on my screen.

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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2012, 05:38:42 AM »
Mertensia pterocarpa var. yezoensis 4562600
(No data. Native to Japan, Hokkaido at alpine levels)


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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2012, 05:40:04 AM »
Calochortus tolmiei 1.178.002
(Oregon, Josephine Co., SW of Selma, 450m. Volcanic detritus)

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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 05:41:13 AM »
Lilium langkongense 4.519.509
(Ex China, Yunnan)

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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2012, 11:12:18 AM »
Calochortus tolmiei 1.178.002
(Oregon, Josephine Co., SW of Selma, 450m. Volcanic detritus)

I'm growing this from the same collection Doreen but sadly only one reached flowering size so it is a dead-end for me.
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »
I'm growing this from the same collection Doreen but sadly only one reached flowering size so it is a dead-end for me.

I only have the one small plant too, which has never set viable seed, so the outlook's not hopeful. Don't know if it's the transition of the seeds from northern to southern hemisphere or more likely I'm at fault, but I also only managed to grow one each Iris iberica elegantissima and Crocus abantensis. However the Crocus set a little seed last year so I'm holding my breath right now watching over two small seedlings.
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2012, 11:37:01 AM »
Another Archibald collection, Iris rosenbachiana, JJA 0.596.059. Not my plant (I wish it was!) but I have permission to post its photo.

596.059 :# IRIS ROSENBACHIANA (Subgen. Scorpiris) Tajikistan, Hissar range, Harangon valley. (An exquisite, very variable, dwarf juno with bright green foliage. Currently accepted as including I.baldschuanica and I. nicolai, this variant is rated by Janis Ruksans as "one of the most beautiful forms" as well as being a good grower. The large flowers are basically white, tinted with bluish violet and with a prominent rich red-purple blotch below the broad orange-yellow crest on the blade of the falls. The species can be rather difficult to maintain over a long period but usually progresses well from seed, once you have induced it to germinate. This is by far the easiest to grow of the local variants known in cultivation.)

(edited by  MY  to add  seedlist info - march 2013)
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2012, 02:39:52 PM »
Thanks to all those posting their photos of "Archibald " plants here, or sending them to me direct.
This is much appreciated and I do urge you to continue to do so. It will be great if we can get as large a range as possible for the Archibald Archive on the main site.

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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2012, 04:51:26 PM »
Crocus karduchorum A346.300

346.300 :# CROCUS KARDUCHORUM Turkey, Bitlis, SW of Van Golu. c. 1900m. In clay among deciduous Quercus. (Only found in this small area & confused with a form of C. kotschyanus for almost 100 years after Kotschy's 1859 type coll. (after another 50 it still is in some bulb lists.). Still very little-known in gardens, where it is quite a fastidious species & should not be kept too hot & dry when dormant. A very lovely, leafless, lilac-blue autumn flower utterly distinct in its arresting, floppy, feathery, white style. "A gorgeous thing, my favourite autumn Crocus" commented Henrik Zetterlund.)
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2012, 06:23:05 PM »
Very nice Tony - you got the real thing. I managed to produce one flowering size plant from this seed & it was not C. karduchorum.
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2012, 06:45:07 PM »
Gerry you will notice that it is a single plant in the pot the only one to survive. The photograph was in 2009 and I now have two. Prolific is not a phrase that springs to mind.
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2012, 08:44:35 PM »
My - somewhat limited - experience of crocus seed from JJA is that germination was poor compared to my own fresh seed. Fortunately,  the plants I raised turned out to increase vegetatively so I was not too unhappy.   
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2012, 11:09:54 AM »
Fritillaria erhartii   A494.800

Sorry it is such a poor picture but it is the only one I have.

494.800 :# FRITILLARIA EHRHARTII Greece, Evia, E of Karistos. 200m. Seasonally damp, N & W-facing sides of gulley on mica-schist. (A beautiful native of S Euboea & the neighbouring Kiklades. Big, bloomy, yellow-tipped,grape-black bells glow to ruby in the evening sun. Stout 20-30cm. stems can carry up to6 flowers. Not often seen but easy here under glass.)
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2012, 11:15:26 AM »
Thanks Tony.
 We have another pic of that collection, so your addition all helps to build a "picture" of the plant .
http://files.srgc.net/archibald/genus/pix1/Fritillaria_erhartii_MarkGriffiths.jpg
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Re: Pictures of plants you are growing from Archibald seed
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2012, 11:17:27 AM »
Cyclamen africanum  A358.000
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