Advice On Growing Calochortus sp.

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Barstow
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Mine don't look that big - another 5 year wait then, but it will be worth it!!  Looks like your label has been nibbled by mice  ;)

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

Mark McD
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Stephenb wrote:

Looks like your label has been nibbled by mice  ;)

Last time I bought plant labels at wholesale volume, I bought two types... one is a flexible vinyl type that stays flexible for years, they never become brittle, lasting for two decades, and I tried a new type of label made with a different type of plastic, and these are terrible... they become brittle in just one year and snap off at the slightest touch, particularly in cold or frozen temperatures.  The varmints prefer to nibble on actual plants rather than labels ;)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Weiser
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Here are a couple of sights with great photos of Calochortus to tempt you.
the first is by Mary Gerritsen the author of Calochortus: Mariposa lilies & their relatives

http://www.flickr.com/photos/venustus/

The second is from Gary Monroe an armature photographer, who's many photos you will see on the USDA Plants Data Base, and CalPhotos sights.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamonroe38/sets/72157624403990865/

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Mark McD
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Weiser wrote:

Here are a couple of sights with great photos of Calochortus to tempt you.
the first is by Mary Gerritsen the author of Calochortus: Mariposa lilies & their relatives

http://www.flickr.com/photos/venustus/

The second is from Gary Monroe an armature photographer, who's many photos you will see on the USDA Plants Data Base, and CalPhotos sights.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamonroe38/sets/72157624403990865/

OMG John, I'm never going to get anything done today if you keep posting links to such amazing eye-candy ;).  Calochortus is surely among the most beautiful and amazing plants of all, I could never tire of looking at them. 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

It'll just take a couple of more hours to look at these. You couldn't have anything more pressing to do, could you? ;D

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Hoy
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I have never succeeded with any mariposa :( 

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

Weiser
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Trond
They are a picky bunch. I have had failures with many of them also.  ???

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Hoy
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Well, I intend to try more but they are put on hold for a while!

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

penstemon
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I think this might be legible. (It does refer just to the winter-dormant hardy species.)

Bob

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

Weiser
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Bob
That is a very cool letter!!! 8) Thank you for sharing it.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

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