Alpines - June, 2012

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RickR
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Yes, that androsace is very special, and the campanula with its color fading really gives it a different look.  Very pleasing!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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A cute little Silene/Lychnis/Saponaria that I will have to ID.  Anyone recognize it?

Saponaria lutea:

First bloom ever on Genista delphinensis:

Arenaria grandiflora:

Incarvillea himalayense zhongdianensis:

Asyneuma limonifolium, starting to bloom:

Onosma euboica x2:
 

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

Boland
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Could the mystery be Silene davidii?

Onosma rank up with blue corydalis for me!  I managed to get one to survive once through a winter but not since.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Todd wrote:

Could the mystery be Silene davidii?

Good suggestion but I don't think so... doesn't seem to match what I have as Silene davidii/Lychnis kantzeensis (bad photo but only one readily available:

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

Hoy
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Todd, you have some pretty plants yourself although you say you can't grow blue corydalises (or onosmas)!

More gems, Lori! Sorry, can't help with the Saponaria or whatever it is :-\

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

Boland
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Lori wrote:

Todd wrote:

Could the mystery be Silene davidii?

Good suggestion but I don't think so... doesn't seem to match what I have as Silene davidii/Lychnis kantzeensis (bad photo but only one readily available:
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I bought S. davidii from Beaver Creek this year...it is a dead ringer for your mystery...does not look like what you already have as S. davidii...perhaps what you thought was S. davidii was mislabelled?  Or Roger mislabeled his (heaven forbid!)

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Here's the entry for Silene davidii/Lychnis kantzeensis in eflora of China:
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242000737

Most of the photos look like this:
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=88339&flora_id=800

This one has elongated foliage but the same flowers as the rest of the photos:
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=88330&flora_id=800

I'd guess your new Beaver Creek one is mislabelled if it's a dead ringer for my mystery plant, as the flowers don't match the eflora of China examples of Silene davidii.  I don't believe the foliage matches either, though it is not too dissimilar from the one with elongated leaves.

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

Boland
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It would not be the first mis-ID'ed plant I got from beaver creek!  His plants are great whatever they are!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Todd wrote:

His plants are great whatever they are!

Agreed!!  :)

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

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