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cohan
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Keeps life interesting...lol.. opposite to the local gardeners I mentioned in another thread...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Skulski wrote:

 The Bulbinella is exquisite!

Thanks Lori.It's a beauty all right.

Hoy wrote:

Dave, that Bulbinella rossi is stunning! do you say it is shade tolerant? How hardy is it?

Hello Trond

Found in the Sub Antarctic islands ,(just up the road so to speak from permanent ice  ;D) it should be as tough as 'old boots'.

Has been moved around when smaller --i found that in full sun here ,quite a few hundred kilometres warmer than its natural setting ,the plant sulked.

Years ago i had an enquiry via the Uk for a few thousand seeds ---chance would be a fine thing as it has never set seed.  :'( :'( ( although i might have a dabble with a brush later this year).

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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I was given a couple of Anisotome when I visited the Tromsø Botanical Gardens a couple of years ago -  Anisotome hastii and A. aromatica; both survived the first winter but didn't flower, but hastii seems to have died during the winter. I just had a proper look at aromatica - it certainly is aromatic but seems to have metamorphosised into Meum athamanticum. Oh well.....

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

IMYoung
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By the way, Maggi, you clearly have an encyclopedic memory!!  Amazing!

Sadly, Lori, my memory is like most of the leaves in my garden.... chewed full of holes! :rolleyes:

The photo by Jim Almond in that link is of A. imbricata var imbricata, I think... now, is "plain" A. imbricata just a little larger in all its parts? That's what I remember but I'm not sure.

t00lie, the Bulbinella is yummy!

Maggi

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Toole wrote:

Skulski wrote:

 The Bulbinella is exquisite!

Thanks Lori.It's a beauty all right.

Hoy wrote:

Dave, that Bulbinella rossi is stunning! do you say it is shade tolerant? How hardy is it?

Hello Trond

Found in the Sub Antarctic islands ,(just up the road so to speak from permanent ice  ;D) it should be as tough as 'old boots'.

Has been moved around when smaller --i found that in full sun here ,quite a few hundred kilometres warmer than its natural setting ,the plant sulked.

Years ago i had an enquiry via the Uk for a few thousand seeds ---chance would be a fine thing as it has never set seed.  :'( :'( ( although i might have a dabble with a brush later this year).

Cheers Dave.

Ok, thanks, Dave. As it is subarctic temperatures here sometimes and not very warm in summers either, it seems that that Bulbinella would have a chance here! . . . if I ever get hold of seed s or plants :D

I had another Bulbinella for several years, I think it was B hookeri if I recall right.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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IMYoung wrote:

The photo by Jim Almond in that link is of A. imbricata var imbricata, I think... now, is "plain" A. imbricata just a little larger in all its parts? That's what I remember but I'm not sure.

t00lie, the Bulbinella is yummy!

Maggi

Thanks Maggi

The smaller species is A.imbricata var prostrata .

Here's a pic i took a couple of seasons ago of Anisotome imbricata var imbricata flowering in cushion field .

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Hoy wrote:

I had another Bulbinella for several years, I think it was B hookeri if I recall right.

Did it overwinter outside? Can't recall having seen Bulbinellas in Norway before - I've tried hookeri and one other, they flower in the first year, but I've failed to overwinter them outside or inside. They didn't have it in the NZ collection at the Stavanger Botanics either. Have seen it outside in the UK though..

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Lori S.
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Beautiful photo, Dave!

The plants (2) I bought labelled as A. latifolia certainly do look like this photo of A. imbricata:

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1204+0799

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Skulski wrote:

Beautiful photo, Dave!

The plants (2) I bought labelled as A. latifolia certainly do look like this photo of A. imbricata:

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1204+0799

A couple of thanks Lori--not only for your comment above but also because while i was searching on a portable hard drive for the Anisotome in cushion field shot for you i found a number of 'missing'   :rolleyes: folders of various field trips in 2008/9.   :) :) :)  

Although i'm only a 'lay' person ,i was never in any doubt that your plant was Anisotome imbricata var imbricata ---perhaps i should have said that earlier.

Hoy/ Stephen

I've never tried Bulbinella hookerii however B.angustifolia grows so well here i have to remember to deadhead .When coming into growth the foliage has a wonderful brown/orange tinge as it breaks through the ground.

A couple of pics --showing it in the garden

Followed by foliage in the wild.  

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Dave, the Bulbinellas are pretty cool, and an excuse to see some views of your garden is welcome--looks like a fun plantsman's garden where lots of time could be spent looking and hearing stories!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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