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adrian young

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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2014, 03:24:30 PM »
There is a commonly held view that sax mutata is monocarpic,
this is incorrect, in the wild you can find cushions of 10-20 rosettes very often,
and not all the rosettes flower together.
This view may have arisen because people tend to grow this species as an
Alpine plant in in a well drained mix, if you do that it will generally only produce
a single rosette. if you grow it in a water retentive mix it will grow several rosettes
and be perennial.
See Marijn van den Brinks pic, this is how it grow naturally.
The second pic shows what happens when you grow it as an Alpine.
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #106 on: August 29, 2014, 06:26:33 PM »
Peter Nicholson - last year you showed a pic of S. cotyledon Pink form,
you said it was a seedling from S.Archdale. Your new hybrid has turned up in the
trade, although I am assuming it is the same thing.
S. cotyledon Pink form is an invalid name, so it would be useful if you could chose
a name of your liking and I could then register it for you.
If you need any help with the rules regarding naming cultivars, message me.
   You mean David Nicholson, Adrian, not Peter. :)  His post was here on May 31st 2013  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9979.msg277942#msg277942 last year - your second photo is the one from that post of course.


David may be a little preoccupied at the moment, with a family wedding, so in case he's not around to answer you immediately I thought I'd better post a note.
I'd be surprised if the plant had gone into commerce via David - more likely to have been from wherever he got it from..... :-\

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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #107 on: August 29, 2014, 10:18:27 PM »
   You mean David Nicholson, Adrian, not Peter. :)  His post was here on May 31st 2013  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9979.msg277942#msg277942 last year - your second photo is the one from that post of course.
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David may be a little preoccupied at the moment, with a family wedding, so in case he's not around to answer you immediately I thought I'd better post a note.
I'd be surprised if the plant had gone into commerce via David - more likely to have been from wherever he got it from..... :-\


Yes David, sorry, thanks Maggi
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #108 on: August 30, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »
Hoy posted a pic of S.caucasica some time back, I have just seen it,
unfortunately it is not that species.

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9979.msg278031#msg278031

This plant looks like a cultivar probably a x borisii

My pic show S.desoulavyi which has a small botanical difference from S.caucasica.
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2014, 12:13:43 AM »
Reposting this, from the Southern Hemisphere thread. It's new to me and of a fantastic colour, pure red with no hint of pink or purple. I'll be pollinating it with itself and again with another new one, shortly to open. :) No names please. The first is of the true foliage colour but the second, slightly revived on my relevant programme, is the TRUE colour, just stunning!
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #110 on: September 08, 2014, 03:29:27 AM »
Otto Fauser won the Blue ribbon for potted plants in the Rock garden Section at the Ferny Creek Hort Soc Spring Show on the weekend with this trough of Saxifraga poluniniana;
second pic - close up;
He had another round trough at home as well,

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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #111 on: September 08, 2014, 09:24:51 AM »
Very nice!   I love looking at these Southern Hemisphere exhibitions because it gives new hope as we head towards winter here... Any more delights coming Fermi?   She says hopefully...
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2014, 01:24:14 PM »
 ;D
Check out the Daffodil Thread, Chris!
- new ones this evening from Otto's garden,
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2014, 07:28:45 AM »
Lesley , I'm envious of your red 'Kabschia' Saxifraga . Yes , please do try to pollinate yours .

      Such a pity we are not allowed into the country some of those beautiful newer 'Allandale' etc  hybrids and those from the Czech Republic . But I was fo
rtunate to have raised from the SRGS Seed Exchange  Sax. poluniniana and S. georgei . here is a photo from today
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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2014, 04:58:45 PM »
Some interesting plants in this thread!
Not much to show from this very wet part of the world so here is one Saxifraga oppositifolia from last summer in its preferred habitat (although this is a bit too shady).
« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 05:01:40 PM by Hoy »
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2014, 08:49:17 PM »
A few more species. Not the showiest ones but rather common mostly in moist places. But when you find them you can look for other plants of interest on drier ground.
Pictured last summer in situ.

Saxifraga nivalis
462286-0

Saxifraga cernua
462288-1

Saxifraga stellaris
462290-2

Saxifraga rivularis
462292-3
« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 08:51:20 PM by Hoy »
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2014, 09:50:21 AM »
A couple of pics from this summer; Saxifraga Aizoides growing on a natural drip-wall in Jämtland.

 




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Re: Saxifraga 2014
« Reply #117 on: March 11, 2019, 10:05:31 PM »
Saxifraga Cassini (aretioides x dinnikii)
a new cross from Karel Lang. G. Stopp offers 108 (!) different crosses
in his new list.

What an amazing colour! Karel Lang was selling plants at Jiri's garden last May but at the time I was more fascinated by the dwarf conifers being grown in so many Czech gardens. I now know that we should start growing a lot more saxifrages! (which I should have known anyway since David Hoare is a member of the Kent Groups). Where does that colour come from when aretioides is yellow and dinnikii purple-pink? The wonders of genetics!

Adrian Young - UK "Saxpert"   tells me today that 'Cassini' is   S. aretiodes  x S. columpoda
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