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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2008, 12:31:21 AM »
Magnar,

Glorious pics! You create such wonderfully clear pics, despite them being relatively small.  I can never achieve that clarity, even with my larger pics.  Maybe it is just the better plants where you live!  ;D  I'll join in the chorus of oohs and aaahs over your wonderful plants.  Many (as is so often the case here on teh SRGC) that I've never seen before, while others are familiar.  I particularly love the fuzzy one in the rain, and that delicate colouration to the Iris suavoleons, and the......... (too big a list to mention them all).  Well done!!
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2008, 09:02:23 AM »
Ourisia poeppigi flowering for the first time in my garden :)
http://magnar.aspaker.no/Ourisia%20poeppigi%20108.jpg

Calandrinia skotsbergi

http://magnar.aspaker.no/Calandrinia%20skotsbergi%2008.jpg
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2008, 10:43:49 AM »
2 more wonderful gems Magnar !!!   :o
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2008, 07:16:25 PM »
I particularly liked the Calandrinia Magnar, is it likely to figure on your seed list please?

By the way having now done a bit of research on the plant I have found it as Calandrinia caespitosa var. skottsbergii (note the double 't') at  http://zipcodezoo.com/Plants/C/Calandrinia_caespitosa_var._skottsbergii/default.asp
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2008, 08:23:04 PM »
I particularly liked the Calandrinia Magnar, is it likely to figure on your seed list please?

By the way having now done a bit of research on the plant I have found it as Calandrinia caespitosa var. skottsbergii (note the double 't') at  http://zipcodezoo.com/Plants/C/Calandrinia_caespitosa_var._skottsbergii/default.asp

Well, I am more thrilled about the Ourisia.  ;) Caladrinias are fairly easy to get hold of here.

Thank you for the correct name.. btw,, I have seen skottsbergii written in so many different ways. I thought there was only one i in the end. Carl Skottberg led the work on the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg from 1915, and was appointed professor and director of the garden.

I sure will try to collect seeds of the Calandrinia.. I do of as many species as possible.


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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2008, 08:41:12 PM »
I particularly liked the Calandrinia Magnar, is it likely to figure on your seed list please?

By the way having now done a bit of research on the plant I have found it as Calandrinia caespitosa var. skottsbergii (note the double 't') at  http://zipcodezoo.com/Plants/C/Calandrinia_caespitosa_var._skottsbergii/default.asp

..........Caladrinias are fairly easy to get hold of here.................


Rare as hen's teeth here. I've just checked the RHS Plantfinder and find listed:-
1 supplier of Calandrinia caespitosa.
1 supplier of C. grandiflora
5 suppliers of C. umbellata
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2008, 08:45:23 PM »
David, when I say fairly easy to find here, I mean in this part of Norway, not in the country as a whole.. We here up north are the best  ;)
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2008, 09:13:42 PM »
You do have such tempting plants Magnar. I think the only other pic I've seen of that Ourisia was in an old AGS Bulleting and photographed in the wild. Yet another example - with the Calandrinia and so many others - of how well you Norwegians can grow the South American alpines.
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2008, 12:43:50 PM »
Lovely healthy Dicentra peregrina, who wouldn't love that little charmer?
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2008, 11:54:47 AM »
Lovely healthy Dicentra peregrina, who wouldn't love that little charmer?

It is like a jewel isn't it.
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2008, 12:36:39 PM »
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2008, 07:44:50 PM »
Eriophyton wallichii is exquisite, isn't it? Especially that really furry silver form. Lovely!
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2008, 07:56:39 PM »
It's an amazing plant, for some reason it reminds me of Bud Flanagan ;D
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Re: Some alpines
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2008, 08:53:22 PM »
Congratulations to the Eriophyton wallichii,I also tried to raise it from seed,but it quickly grew out of character and died.I fear,that my lowland climate is simply too warm for this alpine gem!
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