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Re: Cushions
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2010, 06:59:58 PM »
This daisy is perhaps the ugly duckling amongst the Dionysias and Androsaces. (it had an unfortunate encounter with Dave Toole's boot prior to its career as a domesticated plant).
It seems to have recovered from that insult and has rewarded me with five flowers. Celmisia philocremna is known only from the Eyre Mountains where it grows on rock outcrops (philocremna = crag-loving). It is a very distinctive plant and is unlike any other any other species of Celmisa. It is curious that it was flowering in the wild in January and the cultivated plant is flowering in May.

really great plant and buds--the flowers are just a bonus ;)
your post made me realise i have a cushion plant, too--a native Erigeron compositus or similar-white daisies on longer stems than i'd prefer, but the plant is quite flat and dense..

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Re: Cushions
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2010, 07:53:19 PM »
Cohan... flat is a mat.... cushions are fat;D ;D ;)
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2010, 07:59:51 PM »
Cohan... flat is a mat.... cushions are fat;D ;D ;)

right! i was remembering some such conversation, but didn't actually remember the alternative to cushion...lol in any case, mine is only a few inches across, not much of a mat or a cushion! just a little tiny dense clump ;)

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Re: Cushions
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2010, 03:17:41 PM »
I think this qualifies as a cushion.  All my plants are grown outdoors and are not perfect as a result, but Hymenoxys lapidicola (a/k/a as the "dinosaur daisy") is an absolute charmer.  This one is in a trough.
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« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2010, 06:01:43 PM »
I used to grow this a long time ago but all I got was a leggy plant with greenfly and no flowers. I seem to remember it is rare in the wild in the USA but I may be mistaken on that, does anyone still grow it in the UK I don't remember seeing it for a long time. Your plant really looks healthy.
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2010, 06:44:52 PM »
This is definitely not leggy, but extremely compact and makes a small dome.  It grows this way in nature also.  I believe it was nicknamed the "dinosaur daisy" because it was discovered/rediscovered in Dinosaur National Park in Colorado
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« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2010, 10:54:15 PM »
It's truly beautiful, such a pure and clear yellow.
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2010, 12:32:28 AM »
hello,
a few cushions in my garden....
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acantholimon ?

acantholimon begins with flower

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Re: Cushions
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2010, 02:01:28 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Chris.

You have some perfect cushions!
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2010, 09:48:26 AM »
hi lesley,
thanks, fantastic forum...
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2010, 03:07:51 PM »
another cushion in bloom...erinacea anthyllis...

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Re: Cushions
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2010, 09:40:23 PM »
Not a cushion you'd want to sit on or lean against. even safe from a cat looking for a comfortable spot in the sun ;D
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2010, 02:00:47 AM »
The Erinacea anthyllis is beautiful.  I've grown this for a few years now and nary a bloom.  Any hints?
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« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2010, 08:03:14 AM »
hi, how big is it ?, full sunny ? there are two species, a very compact cushion, that never blooms by me since i have, and a slack cushion, that blooms every year....very drained soil...
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Re: Cushions
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2010, 03:06:59 PM »
The ones I have are pretty compact and not a one has bloomed.  They have very positive drainage and full sun, dry conditions.  The mix is lean but very deep and there is moisture far down.
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