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Mark Griffiths

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Androsace mumble mumble
« on: November 20, 2011, 04:32:46 PM »
I'm assuming this is A. villosa - it came up in a pot of Hyacinthus seedlings - I'm guessing I reused the seedpot. I've been trying over the past few years to raise some Aretian and other Androsaces from AGS seed and bizzarely nothing comes up (I used to regularly sow AGS seed of A. ciliata and others and it always came up - maybe I'm keeping them too warm?).

And it is in flower now. Sorry about the slightly rubbish photo.

 
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 06:25:34 PM »
It is not Androsace villosa. It looks as very difficult A. euryantha but I am not sure. It is similar to A. euryantha at least.

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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 08:00:45 PM »
It's yet to put up a scape - or for the eye ring to turn red. But it's definately from AGS seed and the only ones I think I've tried recently are A. carnea (which came up), A. ciliata, A. imbricata, A. hirtella and A. villosa.
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 09:13:43 AM »
I am sorry but I think that it is not some from those named. I am not able to tell anything more. The fact is that A. euryantha, for instance, would probably die during a hot summer or wet winter. If it is really A. villosa, it is very strange. I do not think however. On the other hand I think that it would be quite unbelievable if some seed of A. euryantha or any other rare himalayan Androsace would be in a seed exchange under some name of common Androsaces. Let's say that it is a mystery. Maybe somebody else could help?

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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 08:13:29 PM »
Mark
Just a small plant of Androsace villosa I photographed at an AGS show some years ago. Does it appear similar?

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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 10:37:41 PM »
hi, could be. I know it's enormously variable and I grew a few diferent forms in my youth. Not much sign of a scape on my one though which is odd. No sign of the eye ring changing colour either.
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 09:38:44 AM »
A chamaejasme form ??
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 11:08:17 AM »
hi, yes, I think that 's it!
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 12:53:45 PM »
A good solution, at last. I think you are right, Jozef.

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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 02:39:53 PM »
It's in flower at the proper time - only one flower again but it generally looks alot nicer.

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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 05:15:24 PM »
Yesterday flowering with me, Androsace ochotensis, a species from Northwest Siberia and Alaska, it should be able to handle the frost in the next week. They say it could be minus 8 this week in our part of the country.
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Re: Androsace mumble mumble
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 06:31:28 PM »
very nice Gert.
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