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Saxifraga 2024
« on: January 24, 2024, 07:11:55 PM »
"JAN BÜRGEL, an outstanding Saxifraga expert has died. His endless enthusiasm for these mountain plants, which he loved so much, will be greatly appreciated in the future" writes Karel Lang.

 Adrian Young, who has fond memories of JAN BÜRGEL writes more here:
 https://www.facebook.com/adrian.young.3954/posts/pfbid0qvgXZ9b81FS69bxgY5u9wyB3hwJiRKCUiQEwZake31tTLW33J6hQhADGR8KajtHxl


Adrian with Jan at Waterperry. (from Adrian's facebook post.)

Just one of the cultivars raised by JAN BÜRGEL: Saxifraga 'Halo'
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Re: Saxifraga 2024
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2024, 06:11:00 PM »
The link is to a paper on Saxifraga, distinguishing biome shift from biogeographic shift in the Arctic-alpine system. Changing biome is easier than moving long-distance and Arctic-alpine transitions are mostly Plio-Pleistocene.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-45289-w

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Re: Saxifraga 2024
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2024, 09:28:38 PM »
The first Saxifragas are in full flower- very early this year. Sax. stribrnyi sows itself on mossy tufa and the small trough
stands uncovered all the year on a table in the open garden. All these plants survived our very hot summer just lightly
shaded by a climbing rose and the wet winter with little frost and snow.
S. stribrny and S. burserana are wild forms, S. Jan Neruda is a Czech hybrid.
 I must say, that they are really heroes and can be highly recommended.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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