We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: LEWISIAS  (Read 18099 times)

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
LEWISIAS
« on: May 31, 2010, 07:58:00 PM »
We don't seem to have a thread specific to Lewisias so thought I would start one.

Something a little bit different, well for me anyway is Lewisia columbiana var. rupicola and this came to me labelled as 'Saddle Mountain compact form". It has a small, compact rosette with rich deep green shiny segments and although it isn't the most floriferous Lewisia in my collection it makes up for it with the richness of it's flower colour. I think Saddle Mountain is in Oregon?

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

Martinr

  • Guest
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 08:21:58 PM »
Certainly the most compact rosette I've seen on v rupicola. The question is it it due to tender years or true compactness. How old is the plant David? And a lovely shade too!

Michael J Campbell

  • Forum's " Mr Amazing"
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2456
  • Country: ie
    • lewisias.
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 08:49:57 PM »
Did you mention Lewisias David?

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5528
  • Country: be
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 09:00:05 PM »
Awesome Lewi's Michael !!  :o :o
David, you could have expected this counter attack from the Green Isle.... ;D ;D ;D ;D

Love your Columbiana form as well ! Very delicate !
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 09:06:48 PM »
Did you mention Lewisias David?

I did Michael, just to prompt you to show some ;D
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 09:08:02 PM »
Certainly the most compact rosette I've seen on v rupicola. The question is it it due to tender years or true compactness. How old is the plant David? And a lovely shade too!

Martin, I'll PM you.
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

Martinr

  • Guest
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 12:12:23 PM »
If it wasn't raining I'd go out right now and photograph yet more Lewisias, and as quite a few have the initials MJC on the labels I suspect you might recognise some of them Michael! :)

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5528
  • Country: be
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 07:35:53 PM »
Some might know I'm a Lewisia fan too...  ;)

1 to 8 : Some simple L. Cotyledon in different shades , some in pots, some in the garden.
9) An Lewisia columbiana x cotyledon with a colour I like very much
10) Last but not least : Lewisia x rediviva from Michael J.C's stable !!  ;)
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

hadacekf

  • Alpine Meadow Specialist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 953
  • Country: at
    • Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010, 08:12:53 PM »
Luc,
Great collection, Ilike it. :)
Franz Hadacek  Vienna  Austria

Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
http://www.franz-alpines.org

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16348
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 11:33:59 PM »
Well come on guys. That's not enough. ;D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16348
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 11:41:48 PM »
I was very surprised when my two potted L. tweedy alba started to shrivel and die as I thought they had been well drained and I was doing everything right after a very good flowering. They didn't come away in my hand though so maybe it wasn't rot. Then I realized they were in fact, very dry so watered copiously. One began to show some signs of recovery and is reasonable again but the other remained shrivelled and became even worse. Then I put it in a bucket with some water in the bottom but not much happened.

Last week we had 8 inches of rain(!). The bucket became full and runneth over for a few days, the Lewisia totally submerged and now, it is bright and perky, the foliage turgid and succulent again. I've taken it out of the bucket because there could be too much of a good thing, but I think the lesson learned is that L. tweedyi at least, does not like to be dry. I suspect that the problem was that the roots were so tightly packed in the pot (a large one) that water hadn't been able to penetrate.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5528
  • Country: be
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 09:49:51 AM »
Very interesting observations Lesley !
Thanks for sharing this - fascinating to hear that it regenerates  new leaves so late in your Autumn !  ???
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

David Sellars

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 152
  • Country: ca
    • Mountain Flora
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 05:41:29 AM »
Yesterday we drove east along Highway 3 over the Cascades to the drier side of the range looking for Lewisia columbiana var columbiana.  We found thousands of plants just coming into flower at about 1350 m on a rocky ridge above the highway, south of Princeton, British Columbia.  In wet seep areas there were numerous flowering plants of Lewisia pygmaea.  Also in flower on the ridge were Erythronium grandiflorum, Fritillaria affinis and Calypso bulbosa.  Fritillaria pudica had finished flowering.

Not far from this site is the only known location of Lewisia tweedyi in Canada.  Further east, in the drier Okanagan Valley, Lewisia rediviva flowers by the highway.  Highway 3 is called the Crowsnest Highway (from the name of the pass over the Rockies).  For those who appreciate alpine flora,  a more appropriate name in southwestern BC would be Lewisia Highway as four different Lewisias can be found not far from the road.
David Sellars
On the wet Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Canada

Feature your favourite hikes at:
www.mountainflora.ca
Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainFlora/videos

Michael J Campbell

  • Forum's " Mr Amazing"
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2456
  • Country: ie
    • lewisias.
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2010, 07:52:58 AM »
« Last Edit: June 06, 2010, 05:48:20 PM by Michael J Campbell »

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5528
  • Country: be
Re: LEWISIAS
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010, 05:32:40 PM »
They never cease to amaze me Michael !!!!
 :o :o :o
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal