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Luc Gilgemyn

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2009, 07:36:26 PM »
Several pictures which I took in the second half of May:
Aethionema subulata
Centaurea achtarovii
Dianthus alpinus
Edraianthus serpyllifolius
Eriogonum siskiyouense
Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
Eriogonum umbellatum var. porteri
Oxalis 'Ione Hecker'
Oxalis 'Ute'

An extraordinary selection of true Alpines Zdenek !
The Eriogonums look smashing !  :o
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2009, 09:45:06 PM »
Zdenek and Simon, thanks for showing us these goodies, the Eriogonum are my
favourites. The attached pictures are from the last weeks. My Eriogonum umbellatum
is a rather lax form, collected near Denver.We like it for its free-flowering habit, it
is also useful for dry flower arrangements. The 2 flowers at the left side of the
Cypripedium reginae group are from the hybrid Ulla Silkens, the malformed flower
on the other picture was on the same stem together with a normal one.
The heavy rainfalls of the last days were not so good for the flowers of
Asperula daphneola.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2009, 08:13:20 AM »
Rudi,
that Asperula daphneola is anyway beautiful. Is it too large for a (not too large) trough?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2009, 12:05:19 PM by Maggi Young »
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2009, 11:22:39 AM »
Fascinating malformation on the Cp.reginae, Rudi.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2009, 11:53:43 AM »
Excellent pics, everyone.

Simon,

Again I have to comment on one of your Fabaceae... Ebenus lagurroides is just amazing.  I don't think I have ever seen a pea with globular flowerheads like that before.  :o
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2009, 03:19:30 PM »
Paul, I read about the genus Ebenus a long time ago in Will Ingwerson's 'Manual of Alpine Plants'. He recommends growing them in a hot, dry position or alpine house. As I had neither for a long time I never have tried them in Britain, mainly out of fear of them rotting. The two species I have, have both done well here, even in wet weather. So I think they may be more adaptable than they are given credit for.
Flowering just now:
Delphinium sp. (Sajan Mts Siberia)
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon grandiflorus
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2009, 06:41:50 PM »
Also flowering just now in the xeric rock garden:
Delphinium hansenii hansenii
Ipomopsis aggregata
Penstemon pinifolius
Penstemon rostriflorus
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2009, 08:56:53 PM »
Kata, Asperula daphneola comes from sunny screes of Western Turkey and is
ideal for a good drained trough in a sunny position. I think, that it will enjoy
your climate. Good luck with it!
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2009, 09:24:05 PM »
Your Penstemon grandiflorus is a lovely delicate pink/lilac colour, Simon, and your Penstemon rostriflorus looks wonderful with the white Dianthus - Penstemon palmeri looks as if it has raspberry coulis dripping from each flower on the stem  :D


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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2009, 10:04:06 PM »
Robin, I hadn't realised just how much 'extra' colour there was in the Penstemon flowers until I did the close up shots. They have a whole 'Mr Kiplings Fondant Fancy' thing going on in there. ;)
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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2009, 10:14:00 PM »
Yes, the P. palmeri is a stunner. Is it hardy?
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2009, 10:18:57 PM »
Yes, the P. palmeri is a stunner. Is it hardy?
It was rated as Zone 4 and was outside all winter in a welll drained soil, Anne.
Simon
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2009, 03:41:17 AM »
Penstemon palmeri is hardy here too... lovely fat flowers and fragrant, too - most unusual for a penstemon.  It won't be in bloom for a long time yet here though! 
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2009, 07:30:27 AM »
Simon,

The Penstemon palmeri is amazing.  Such thick flowers for a penstemon species.  Will have to look out for that one.
Cheers.

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2009, 12:35:46 PM »
Paul, I'm pretty much smitten with the whole genus but Penstemon palmeri is a beaut- even the leaves made an attractive mound before it flowered.
Flowering now:
what I have been growing as Penstemon whippleanus for a long time
Dainthus oschtenicus
Edraianthus graminifolius
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