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Author Topic: Yellow flowered cushion plant  (Read 962 times)

ChrisB

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Yellow flowered cushion plant
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:03:40 AM »
Hi, I got this long ago, and think the label is buried somewhere under the mound.  I've no idea what it is now.  It was covered in yellow flowers last year and has come through the winter with flying colours again.  It has five petals so I'm wondering if it might be an androsace?
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

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Re: Yellow flowered cushion plant
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 10:45:17 AM »
Hi Chris, your plant is Vitalliana primuliflora (according to Plantfinder - I always called it V. primuloides). Ours is just coming into flower now.
David Shaw, Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Re: Yellow flowered cushion plant
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 09:35:53 PM »
Used to be Douglasia vitaliana then Androsace vitaliana (sometimes as var praetutiana) and now, as David says, Vitaliana, primuloides, then primuliflora. Poor thing must be hopelessly confused, never mind the grower. ::)
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Yellow flowered cushion plant
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 09:58:30 PM »
I thought it must be primulaceae, so I was partly right.  Anyway, problem solved and I'm happy...
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

 


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