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Daniel Piacek

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Mediterranean Aristolochias
« on: October 31, 2009, 03:50:35 PM »
Does anybody help me? I am looking for rooots or seeds of Mediteranean Aristolochias.

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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 04:01:09 PM »
Hello, Daniel, Welcome to the Forum.
Which species of Aristolochia are these?
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 04:23:29 PM »
hello Maggi,


p.e. pistolochia,bianorii,microstoma,clusii,lycica,krausei,pontica,stenosiphon,bottae,paecilantha..
They are all from the countries arround Mediteran see  from Spain to Turkay and Israel        daniel

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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 04:31:24 PM »
Hi ,

I can only help with pics

first is a old pic from Crete
second is from this year spring in South France

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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 07:48:02 PM »
hallo Hans,
first pcs is A.cretica,second A.pistolochia .Both I have not in my collection still.
I have pallida,rotunda,baetica,paucinervis,parvifolia,hirta,iberica,steupii ,scabridula,sempervirens,cilicica? and bilardiereii till now

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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 07:51:12 PM »
Where does A. longa come from? I've just sent seed to the exchanges but will have fresh seed in the (southern) summer if you'd like it.
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 08:02:36 AM »
So these are the low non-climbing types?  I've only ever heard of them here.... up until then I'd always thought that they were all large climbers.  8)

Good luck with your search Daniel.
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 06:39:47 PM »
yes ,these european aristolochias are non climbing plants /max 50cm/ except baetica and sempervirens.
Longa is more from Asia, so it is not specie for my colection.Thanks

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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 08:15:11 PM »
Paul, A. longa makes a low mound from a central knobby rootstock and sends out stems to about 30cms each. The flowers are upright and green, like little green meerkats. It dies back to the centre for winter. Seed if you'd like to try some?
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 10:35:13 PM »
I must try some more species. I have A. clematitis, which is spreading in my uncovered bulb frame. I even got a couple of seed pods this year!
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 11:22:50 PM »
I have A. clematitis, which is spreading in my uncovered bulb frame. I even got a couple of seed pods this year!
Antohny, photos of pod and seed would be of interest, if you have them?
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 11:42:03 PM »
If you want to try A. longa Anthony, let me know. It's one of those "quietly attractive" plants. Actually, it's useful for bulb protection in summer. It doesn't sprout away from the centre until crocuses etc have finished, then grows over them to keep off excessive rain or whatever. It might discourage narcissus fly too, just by being there.
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009, 12:23:45 AM »
Daniel I'm trying to grow A. cretica since many year but really not easy to start the growth....
I also have seeds,.... waiting for germination since 2008...
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Re: Mediterranean Aristolochias
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009, 04:59:26 PM »
Fred,do you have really A.cretica seeds?I am looking for them long time.Can you please send me some?  daniel

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009, 05:05:28 PM »
Daniel, I've no longer have seeds as they are in pots since 2008 but I hope to get some this year.
If so, I'll sent you some !
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