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Author Topic: Alyssum spinosum var roseum  (Read 3112 times)

Lesley Cox

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 11:22:56 PM »
That is an outstanding form of yours Luc, the very deep pink. I must remember to sniff mine when it flowers again. It's good - much like Helen's - but not so fine as yours.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 07:49:17 PM »
The form I grow is a medium pink form. It never sets seed as far as I can tell but I prefer cuttings anyway. 

One thing I am curious about though - do other forms actually have spines?  Mine is completely spineless.

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2011, 10:22:37 PM »
Yes, they do have spines, but these only seem to be the dead growth from previous flowering stems. The spines aren't evident when the plant is in flower.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011, 10:34:39 PM »
Lesley, I don't seem to have any spines on my plant.
Half of it looks like it is croaking now though :(
I wonder if all the rain is killing it or maybe something peed on it boohoo!!

Helen Poirier , Australia

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2011, 01:36:02 AM »
While it will take quite severe drought with no problems, rain doesn't seem to bother it either so long as the drainage is OK. Maybe a good cut back now?
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Alyssum spinosum var roseum
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 02:01:35 AM »
While it will take quite severe drought with no problems, rain doesn't seem to bother it either so long as the drainage is OK. Maybe a good cut back now?

Lesley, it's just one side of the plant that has lost its leaves, it's  very strange.
I hestitate to chop any as I have been hoping to get some seeds  :'(
Helen Poirier , Australia

 


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