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Saxifraga id
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:42:41 PM »
Anyone put a name to this please? I wish labels would not disappear. TIA.

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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 01:38:49 PM »
Very nice, Eric.... perhaps a Saxifraga x edithae?
Compare with the Forrest Medal winning plant of Saxifraga x edithae 'Bridget' grown by  Chris Lilley in the Hexham Show pages ...... http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8844.msg240896#msg240896
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 03:15:20 PM »
Would be nice if it was, but that is not a name I remember ever buying.

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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 04:18:02 PM »
Eric, certainly S. x edithae but maybe not Bridget. There are a number of plants masquerading as Bridget about. I grew and showed one for many years, until one year it met Christ Lilley's plant, and they were clearly different. All sorts of sax. experts had their say and the conclusion was that my plant was Karel Stivin, and Chris's plant was Bridget.
On that basis, yours looks very like Karel Stivin.
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 04:55:45 PM »
Thanks for the S. x edithae confirmation, Peter.

 I wasn't sure that I knew the Karel Stiven cultivar... went for an internet search... .came up with this pic from Eric at an AGS Solihull show... so perhaps you saw that plant and  photographed it because you had also bought one, Eric?
http://www.ideasforgardens.net/palustris/Solihul/Solihul0196.htm

more pix of KS :
http://www.vrvforum.be/forum/index.php?topic=612.msg21765#msg21765
« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 04:58:15 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 05:09:42 PM »
Maggi, we go round in circles; the plant pictured at Solihull is my plant!
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 05:14:20 PM »
Well I am not going to argue with the experts I will go for x edithae Bridget. As I say I do not remember buying it, but it may well have come as an unnamed cultivar from the members stall. If it ever stops snowing I will go and take a closer look at the flowers. Certainly looks as if there is S. strybrinyi blood in it though.
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 05:21:31 PM »
Maggi, we go round in circles; the plant pictured at Solihull is my plant!

That is so funny :)  Small world, it seems. Good plant, Peter  8)
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 05:39:09 PM »
Not so good this year, i'm afraid Maggi, it is flowering at the moment, but frankly looks a mess, (even before last night's horizontal sleet). The show life of that plant is probably over; it is outgrowing a 36cm plastic pot) and it is time to retire to the garden. A small plant (cutting from the other one) was at Hexham on Saturday - but the judges gave it the wrong colour sticker. This year, like most, I collect seconds.
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Re: Saxifraga id
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 02:20:46 AM »
It certainly looks like 'Bridget' to me, one I've had many years but of course so many we have in NZ are wrongly named anyway. And nothing to compare them with. :'(
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