Hardy Succulents - Aizoaceae

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Mark McD
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Weiser wrote:

Delosperma cooperi hybrid ''Kelaidis" (aka "Mesa Verde"). One of my favorites!

John, these things are fantastic, that's a beautiful and pleasing pink and I MUST GET IT.  Panayoti, I don't have this one, and it's your namesake!  I believe many of these hardy Delosperma are being introduced by Plant Select.

Delosperma 'Kelaidis' - Mesa Verde ® Ice Plant, Plant Select
http://www.plantselect.org/plant_details.php?plant_name=Delosperma+%27Ke...

Or go to: http://www.plantselect.org/search_photo.php > click Plant Info/Photo Search > type in Delosperma, there are a number of introductions listed, I really like the red and magenta Delosperma dyeri 'Psdold', Red Mountain ® Ice Plant. 
http://www.plantselect.org/plant_details.php?plant_name=Delosperma+dyeri...

This last one looks similar in color to a new species that is yet to be introduced, and without a name currently; here are two photos from Panayoti of this new species that he allowed me to post:

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Weiser
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Mark I like the new red one from Panayoti. It has a lot more hot pink in the center. Nice!

You mentioned Delosperma dyeri 'Psdold', "Red Mountain" I guess I never knew it's original name. All I've ever heard it called is "Red Mountain" . I will have to add that to my labels.

Any way here is "Red Mountain" from my garden for comparison.

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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Wow, these plants "sing" to me... they have those gorgeous cacti-like flowers, but none of the stinkin spines! ;D  A local nursery I went to this spring (just to browse) had about 8 different alluring varieties of Delosperma, prices not that bad, but as I'm in a no-buy-mode (unemployed) I did not buy any of them, but I find it hopeful that these things are showing up here in local nurseries.  I envision great swathes of Ice Plants taming broad portions of my hot sunny slopes in the yard.  Red Mountain is outstanding.

PS: these darned Trademark names that trump actual cultivar names drive me crazy; hard enough to get the botanical name and a cultivar name correct (let alone "common names"), now we must also deal with trademark names, as if every cultivar now has two different cultivar names, one the trademak name, the other the real yet subservient cultivar name.  I'll stop here before going into a tirade.

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

Weiser
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McDonough wrote:

cacti-like flowers,

Here are a few cati-like flowers. ;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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Weiser wrote:

Here are a few cati-like flowers. ;D

Impressive! And you grow all in your garden?

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Is this a test, that you didn't name the photo subjects, John?

My, they are scrumptious!

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

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Mark said ""cacti like flowers" I just couldn't resist. "I  bad!" :-[
Rick and Hoy
Yes I grow them all and many more. No it is not a test! ;)
Just click on my flikr link at the bottom of my posts. Then click on the "Cactaceae - Cactus Family" in the collections section, to see what I grow.

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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John, if I ever should find the way to your part of the world, do you welcome garden visitors?

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

Weiser
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Yes definitely.  ;D  I would be disappointed if you came this way and didn't stop by.
I even have a bed available and all the comforts of home.

My garden is open to anyone traveling through, and if you are staying in the area for a few days a few hikes into the wilds is not out of the question.

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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Weiser wrote:

Yes definitely.  ;D   I would be disappointed if you came this way and didn't stop by.
I even have a bed available and all the comforts of home.

My garden is open to anyone traveling through, and if you are staying in the area for a few days a few hikes into the wilds is not out of the question.

Thanks! ;D ;D 8)

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

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