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Martinr

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Lewisia 2011
« on: February 28, 2011, 09:14:09 PM »
Don't get excited...they're not in flower yet :'(

Does anyone know anything about Lewisia 'Little Gem'. I can't find any references anywhere.

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 09:31:55 PM »
Is it  perhaps one of Michael Campbell's?
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 09:42:41 PM »
Does anyone know anything about Lewisia 'Little Gem'.

It's a lettuce  ;D   There is a Lewisia "Rose Gem"
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 09:50:02 PM »
Does anyone know anything about Lewisia 'Little Gem'.

It's a lettuce  ;D   There is a Lewisia "Rose Gem"

I should have known you'd be first in with that one ::)

Labels all say 'L. Gem' and I suspect it's a brachycalyx hybrid. Labels also have (almond) on them but Jim can't remember if it's one of his.

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 09:50:06 AM »
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Labels all say 'L. Gem'
So how did you get from       L. Gem to      Lewisia Litlle Gem?
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »
My first Lewisia of the year and I can't claim any cultivational skill at all for it. Many of the local garden centres round here this year have stocks of Lewisia cotyledon Sunset Strain (first raised, I think, by Jack Drake at Inshriach Nursery many years ago) in a range of colours and very good value at 3 for some very strong plants.

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 09:42:35 PM »
Very nice David.... but, oh! If you'd seen the plants that Inshriach sold..... what beauties they were... and the frames with hundreds of them were a sight to behold.... those were the days.
Both Jack Drake and John Lawson dead and gone now.  :'(
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 06:09:21 PM »
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Labels all say 'L. Gem'
So how did you get from       L. Gem to      Lewisia Litlle Gem?

Just a guess :P Any better ideas?

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 06:47:27 PM »
If all the label said was L. Gem ....then my guess would be Lewisia Gem ...... :-\
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 06:51:34 PM »
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Is it  perhaps one of Michael Campbell's?

I didn't name any of mine Maggi, they are all just listed as hybs. I think Susan Tindall might have named one of mine with my Name.  I would need to see a picture to  tell if it is one of mine.

You can see mine  here

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 07:21:36 PM »
If all the label said was L. Gem ....then my guess would be Lewisia Gem ...... :-\

Good suggestion but....when I acquired the collection none of the labels said Lewisia or L., they just had the species or hybrid description. I don't think it's one of Michael's as there are quite a number with the initials MJC on the back of the label which I think do originate from him. These don't. The mystery continues.

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 06:42:25 PM »
I bought this one last year as it had a deeper apricot type shade than my seed grown versions although it doesn't show up too well on my camera.

Lewisia tweedyi.

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 07:45:25 PM »
Lewisia Brachycalyx true from.
Lewisia braachycalyx with a little Nevadensis infulence
Lewisia Brachycalyx pink form x 2
Lewisia Cotyledon x Longipetala, notice the ripe pollen
« Last Edit: April 05, 2011, 07:47:11 PM by Michael J Campbell »

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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 08:04:54 PM »
The first of my Lewisias this year.

A trio of L. tweedyi 'Rosea' and a single L tweedyi in a trough.
L tweedyi 'Rosea' close up.
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Re: Lewisia 2011
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 07:16:29 PM »
A collection about to be tarted up for tomorrow's East Cheshire AGS Show

 


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