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Lori S.

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Plants flowering in the open rock garden- Autumn 09
« on: September 04, 2009, 06:52:39 PM »
Oxytropis megalantha, blooming in the first year from seed in the tufa garden... a pleasant surprise.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 07:03:58 PM »
A lovely surprise Lori, I really like it, does it seed?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 07:25:00 PM »
I imagine it should, if the season permits, Robin - I'll certainly keep an eye on it.  I haven't grown it previously, but it's always nice to get blooms in the first season... sort of a preview.  :)
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Plants flowering in the open rock garden- Autumn 09
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 05:30:29 PM »
1) A little late repeat bloom on Asperula gussonii: (NB. Species name spelling corrected.)
2) First flower on Scutellaria resinosa, from seed this year - looks promising for next year!
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 06:06:09 PM by Lori Skulski »
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 01:51:24 AM »
I do like the Scutellaria Lori, lovely colour. Is your Asperula gussonii really white? The form we have in cultivation here is quite a strong pink.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 02:09:12 AM »
The buds and flowers sometimes have a very pale pink aspect to them, but the mature flowers are very close to white.  Yes, I see photos on the internet that are a strong pink - very nice - and there is also the odd one that is white or very close to it.  Of course, I couldn't discount that it might be some other species, though, on the basis of the flower colour (or whatever else might distinguish it... ?)
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 01:22:15 AM »
Not in bloom, but just a couple of interesting-looking plants:
1) Lupinus excubitius austromontana - it seems to like the tufa very well.
2) Papaver lapponicum

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 11:58:15 AM »
Not in bloom, but just a couple of interesting-looking plants:
1) Lupinus excubitius austromontana - it seems to like the tufa very well.
2) Papaver lapponicum



Love the leaves of both, Lori, for me as important as the flower, certainly when they are on show in a rockery  :)
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 04:15:46 AM »
Love the leaves on both those last ones.  The furriness is so cool.  :D  I love that purple Oxytropis as well. 8)
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 09:34:28 AM »
What a gorgeous little Lupinus Lori !!!  :D
Has it flowered and set seed for you ???
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 01:08:59 PM »
Thanks, all.
Luc, no, it has not yet flowered.  It will be interesting to see if it is hardy... one can only hope it is from one of the higher elevation populations.
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