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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2017, 07:37:54 PM »
I was thrilled this morning to discover that not only has my little Leucogenes leontopodium survived the worst of the summer but it's actually growing! New shoots! The x Leucoraoulia loganii is also alive and well.


Hello Jamus,
It is good to see that these plants go well. L. leontopodium is the largest of the four species and blooms with me relatively reliably. So ... never let it dry out and with some patience you will be rewarded.

Your Leucoraoulia x loganii looks fantastic. The shape of the rosettes is very nice and the compact growth I like very much. I am looking for this kind for a very long time. Please report a little more about this. Did you get it from seed or as a young plant.? And where do you get such treasures?
The second picture shows a similar shape.

Although we live thousands of miles apart, one might think we are going into the same quarry. Crazy... right?  ;D

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2017, 09:08:34 PM »
Beautiful stone Leucogenes! You've inspired me for the new rock garden expansion I'm planning. :) 

Otto Fauser grows the Leucogenes and the Leucoraoulia and he was kind enough to give me a little plant of each. He has friends in NZ so I'm guessing he sourced some seed from them and began his parent material in that way. Mine are cuttings he made from his plants. I am going to try some seed myself this winter; yes winter, here in South Australia we sow seed in the autumn and things germinate right through the mild winter and into spring.
Jamus Stonor, in the hills behind Adelaide, South Australia.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2017, 10:16:42 PM »
With the increase by seeds at Leucogenes, I had not yet succeeded. I have sown in the summer and also this winter. Maybe this year it works. But the proliferation by cuttings works very well with L. leontopodium and L. grandiceps. Only L. neglecta is still too small to make cuttings.

 I also buy new copies every year. I can not get enough of it.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
Today much rain ... no matter ... Laughing is healthy. ;D ;D

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2017, 11:59:56 PM »
A Celmisia hybrid from last weeks walk in the 'hills' of Fiordland.

 Yummy C. sessiliflora x viscosa .

 
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« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2017, 12:30:58 AM »
Another hybrid growing in a patch of Celmisia sessiliflora .
I was unable to identify the other potential parent so at this stage I'll call it C.sessiliflora x

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2017, 08:41:10 AM »
Two extraordinarily beautiful plants, Dave. The first really has a very interesting foliage. The second has a nice height ... not too high and a nice hairy stems.
This place you should remember and visit again. Thank you for showing me. I look forward to more photos.

Greetings Thomas

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
Thanks Thomas

The Celmisia sessiliflora x  above that I photographed in bloom is similar to C. x linearis,(C.gracilenta x sessiliflora), however I couldn't locate any C.gracilenta in the vicinity to be certain of a full identification.

Here's a couple of pics of C. x linearis I grow in various beds at home.

Cheers Dave.   
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2017, 10:41:42 AM »
Another hybrid growing in a patch of Celmisia sessiliflora .
I was unable to identify the other potential parent so at this stage I'll call it C.sessiliflora x

I am not precisely sure where your mystery tour took place but I am guessing your hybrid is either C. sessiliflora x ----- petriei???? or perhaps more likely C. sessiliflora x haastii.
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2017, 08:50:27 PM »
And here are three examples that brown does not always mean autumn or dead.

Podocarpus nivalis "bronze form" from Mt. Cook area
Myrsine nummularia from Mt.Terko area (both clones are of the same mother plant ... but show different colors)

... I love these colors.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2017, 11:59:27 PM »
Thanks for your possible IDs David .
Cheers Dave.

Nice colourings in the shrubs Thomas --I think I have only photographed the Myrsine on one occasion and that was in the wild.


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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2017, 07:50:34 PM »
... after many desperate attempts, some seedlings appear for the first time from Aciphylla aurea. :D :D
Sown 12.01.17
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2017, 11:45:32 AM »
Thomas,
... desperation is a word I would use only if I were stranded in a thicket of them.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2017, 02:49:10 PM »
Hi David,

So different are the views ... I would pay maximum prices for fresh seeds from NZ and you photographed with a safe distance. This is funny.
 Probably running a Sherpa in the Himalayas via Gentina urnula ... ;D ;D

The photo looks very nice again ... also with the shadow of the clouds in the valley. Great

Greetings Thomas

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2017, 08:09:56 PM »
... the flower is only a few millimeters , but still beautiful.
Leucopogon suaveolens from the South Island.

 


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