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ashley

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Massonia 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 04:35:06 PM »
This year the first one here was M. pygmaea, in October. 
MM. hirsuta & amoena have been going now for a couple of weeks, while longipes & pustulata are yet to come.

M. hirsuta
709262-0

M. hirsuta
709264-1

M. amoena
709266-2

M. longipes
709268-3

M. pustulata
709270-4


Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: Massonia 2022
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2022, 05:17:51 PM »
Thank you, Ashley, for introducing me to a really interesting genus.
I intend to add it to my own garden.
Marc
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

ashley

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Re: Massonia 2022
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 03:56:44 PM »
Yes they're nice plants to brighten up an autumn day Marc, and easy to grow from seed.
However I think that most would need a Mediterranean type climate to be happy outdoors.
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Re: Massonia 2022
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 06:15:05 PM »
Ashley,

We enjoy the Mediterranean warm dry summers and mild wet winters; but our minimum temperatures occasionally get down to about 15 F (-9.4 C).
If that is too cool for them, I have 2 greenhouses.

Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Massonia 2022
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 06:44:28 PM »
Then it's well worth trying them outside over winter Marc, perhaps keeping a few under glass as a back-up. 

I try to keep my plants fairly dry if low temperatures are forecast, but they've tolerated a few degrees of frost.  However low temperatures combined with our winter rain might be fatal.

In due course please let us know how you get on.
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Re: Massonia 2022
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2022, 08:19:57 PM »
Massonia bredasdorpensis seedlings
Arnold Trachtenberg
Leonia, New Jersey

 


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