Re: Alpines August 2012

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Lori S.
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Anaphalis cf. monocephala, seedlings from the past winter, have bloomed constantly throughout the season with little strawflower-like flowers:

Saponaria pumilio has also been in constant bloom throughout the season:

A division of Campanula 'Haylodgensis', bought at the CRAGS spring sale:

The apetalous flower of Cancrinia tianshanica has finally opened on a seedling from this past winter -  not too impressive, but maybe someday  ;) ... I found this poor little plant uprooted the other day, so it's not looking its best:

Primula scotica continues to bloom... pretty odd for the end of August:

Satureja montana ssp. illyrica in bloom and full of bees:

Serratula coronata:

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

cohan
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More nice stuff, Lori!
I like the Anaphalis- recently saw a photo of a really fat white fuzzy species, very cool! though I can't remember where I saw it... here?  lol

Cancrinia is looking really good too- is this supposed to spread to form a mat?

How tall is the Satureja?

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

Lori S.
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Thanks, Cohan.  Please mention the name of the Anaphalis if you think of it - sounds nice!
I don't know that the Cancrinia would form a mat really, as it is tap-rooted - I think I'd expect a small plant, as from Holubec's photos:
http://holubec.wbs.cz/3Borohoro-Shan_-Xinjiang.html
... assuming it winters over that is.  ;)

The Satureja is 20cm tall (~8") with a few stems a bit taller, and ~40cm across.  I never know what will survive and what won't when I plant, so it is actually crowding a couple of things, however, as the other plants are spring bloomers and seem happy enough, it might work out.

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

cohan
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I searched a little for the Anaphalis with no luck-- I think I must have seen it on a page with some seedling I was researching, so maybe I will see it again...lol.. usually I'd save something like that, so I'm thinking maybe its on some page I expected to remember- yet clearly don't...lol

Oh- I remember seeing those photos of Cancrinia- love it :) Hard to tell from the images whether it might be slightly stoloniferous, or they could be seedmates... a little clump is nice..

Nice modest height on the Satureja :)

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

Tim Ingram
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Lori - you grow so many fascinating plants that it is thoroughly inspiring. I haven't come across that nice Serratula; the only species seen here is seoanei, not quite flowering yet and with purple flowers. Those white flowers are very distinctive. Is it another plant from wild collected seed?

Jasione heldreichii is one of the nicest late flowering alpines in our garden and loves cracks and crevices between rocks - quite a robust plant growing to around 18" across but dying right back in the winter.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

cohan
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Nice flowers on Jasione! Is it flat or is that just a trick of the photo?

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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