Hardy Succulents - Aizoaceae

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Hoy wrote:

:o You are still a southerner to me!

To me too! You're all warm zone gardeners to me ;) Even Lori  ;D

Trond, the same name I gave you, Martin, who John mentioined in this thread, has grown a lot of mesembs in Denmark, in various degrees of cover etc.. still an excellent source for info for you :)

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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cohan wrote:

Hoy wrote:

:o You are still a southerner to me!

To me too! You're all warm zone gardeners to me ;) Even Lori  ;D

Trond, the same name I gave you, Martin, who John mentioined in this thread, has grown a lot of mesembs in Denmark, in various degrees of cover etc.. still an excellent source for info for you :)

:) ;) ;D

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

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I'm a southerner (from a Canadian perspective) living in a northern climate (more like Tronds).  I managed to dig my way into my cold frame and several Delosperma seemed to have survived.  They can never make it outdoors here with the exception of D. basuticum.  I am amazed that my Stomatium (species unknown) survived!  I hope it blooms this year so I can get an ID.

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

Mark McD
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Speaking of Stomatium, I'm pleased that my Stomatium species (received as S. patulum) is looking healthy and lively even after a mountain of snow melted away, and two clumps were then subjected to snowless deep freezes, rain, more snow, deep freezes again, and sun today.  I might be speaking too early, but the plant seems indifferent to what winter throws at it so far.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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McDonough wrote:

Speaking of Stomatium, I'm pleased that my Stomatium species (received as S. patulum) is looking healthy and lively even after a mountain of snow melted away, and two clumps were then subjected to snowless deep freezes, rain, more snow, deep freezes again, and sun today.  I might be speaking too early, but the plant seems indifferent to what winter throws at it so far.

Great news! Its a really nice plant, great leaves..

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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Mark, hope you get a lot of flowers too!

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

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Mark your Stomantium looks just like mine...I may have an ID!  And if patula survived for you, that increases the chances that I also have patula since we have similar hardiness zones.  I have 4 plants so I will plant one in my best-drained site and see what happens.

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

Mark McD
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Todd wrote:

Mark your Stomantium looks just like mine...I may have an ID!  And if patula survived for you, that increases the chances that I also have patula since we have similar hardiness zones.  I have 4 plants so I will plant one in my best-drained site and see what happens.

Excellent, we'll have to compare photos when (if) they flower, would like to have an ID on it.  It is continuing to color up, showing strong pinkish leaf coloration.  Dropped back down to 25 F (-4 C) but this one seems weather resistant so far.

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

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Great to see your mesembs doing so well, Mark. And as for your inquiry, John, we have had over 100 taxa of mesembs make it through at least one winter: most of them are marked 17 or 18 on Mesa Gardens list (where many originated). There will surely be several hundred. I have compiled these in ab ook that should have been published this year, but I dragged my feet!

Sorry I have been absent: too much happening at work and in the garden!

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

Weiser
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Thought you guys and gals would like to see my latest photos of Delosperma sphalmanthoides. It is in full bloom right now.

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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