Hardy Succulents - Aizoaceae

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Martin Tversted
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HEre Delosperma sphalmanthoides is also flowering. Lots of activities with the hardy mesembs right now. The Neohenricia and Neohenricia x Mossia plants have started growing and so all Delos. First Bergeranthus were in flower yesterday. New forms of Delos will soon flower and old friends will soon forfill my expectations from viewing pictures all winter. Allways interesting to get new locality plants even without species names. Must key them out (at some point I think all delo names sould be reset and start all over again with naming them!)
There has been some fantastic pictures in the this thread. Many plants I could only dream on having here.
Have any of you tried Mestoklema? I have had tuberosum surviving 4 years in the unheated greenhouse being solid frozen for months at a time and never freezing back. Now I have uprooted them and 60-70 cm of taproot and planted them in a large pot, maybe that will kill them? At least I have plenty of seeds.

Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

John, that Delosperma sphalmanthoides is spectacular! 

The flowers seem much larger than other delospermas, or is it just that the foliage is smaller?

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

Weiser
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RickR wrote:

John, that Delosperma sphalmanthoides is spectacular! 

The flowers seem much larger than other Delospermas, or is it just that the foliage is smaller?

It's all smaller!! This is a tiny Delosperma perfect for a trough. The whole mat meassures about six inches across. The leaves are gray/green, half an inch long all pointing toward the sky. The flowers are half an inch maybe, a little smaller than a dime. It only puts out a flush of bloom in early spring.
Just an example of macro and zoom capabilities. Just giving you the ant's eye view!! ;)

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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My Stomatium ?patulum mustillinum is blooming.  I was seeing little yellow buds, but they never seemed to open.  Lo and behold, this is a night blooming plant!  Is this typical for Stomatium?  It is one of the few of the "hardy mesembs" and related Aizoaceae to actually overwinter, and this one came through just fine.

Note: these photos taken with my new HTC Thunderbolt 4G Droid phone, most all photos I've tried taken with it so far, are totally blurred; I'll have to play around with the settings.

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

Weiser
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McDonough wrote:

My Stomatium ?patulum is blooming.  I was seeing little yellow buds, but they never seemed to open.  Lo and behold, this is a night blooming plant! 

Mark
Forgive me while I chuckle.  ;) I made the same mistake six years ago.  :rolleyes:
Glad to see it doing well for you. Try this name for it Stomatium mustillnum. I find it to be very hardy and have never had dieback or damage on mine. I get two flushes of bloom one in the spring and another in the fall after the heat of summer passes. It is definitely a keeper!!  :)

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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Joined: 2009-12-14

Weiser wrote:

McDonough wrote:

My Stomatium ?patulum is blooming.  I was seeing little yellow buds, but they never seemed to open.  Lo and behold, this is a night blooming plant! 

Mark
Forgive me while I chuckle.  ;) I made the same mistake six years ago.  :rolleyes:
Glad to see it doing well for you. Try this name for it Stomatium mustillnum. I find it to be very hardy and have never had dieback or damage on mine. I get two flushes of bloom one in the spring and another in the fall after the heat of summer passes. It is definitely a keeper!!  :)

Thanks John, glad to know it's real name... I had received it as S. patulum with a note from the sender saying it probably wasn't that species.  Here are some links.  The flowers are described as deliciously fragrant, but I haven't gone out with a flashlight to check.

Stomatium mustillinum
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/108386/

Stomatium mustillinum available at High Country Gardens along with several more Zone 5 rated hardy ice plants, all of which look very tempting.
http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/92971/

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

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Another new one blooming for me, was received in 2010 as Delosperma 'Tiffindell'.  Googling, I see one named 'Tiffindell Magenta'.  Are there actually two different cultivars; 'Tiffindell' and 'Tiffindell Magenta'?  Anyone know anything about this selection, it's a real beauty.  My plant does not look like 'Tiffindell Magenta'; the flowers here are a lighter pink with pale eye, much prettier than the "magenta" form.

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

Kelaidis
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Can't believe no one commented on your fabulous delo pic: your Tiffendell comes from the one on my earlier posting. I believe it traces to a collection by Dan Johnson at the Tiffendell resort. I suspect Tiffendell Magenta could be a closely related plant (I think they are in the lavisiae complex), many people have been up there...

Thrilled to see them doing well and that your Stomatium is blooming!

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.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Somehow I missed your last posts, Mark. 

They are indeed an enviable bunch!  The color on the Delo is most intoxicating.

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

Kelaidis
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Pretty silent on the mesemb front: thought this would be worth your checking out. I think I've had it three winters now. David Salman (High Country Gardens) gave it to me as a host gift when he stayed with me  few years ago. The flowers are well over 2" across btw...

Last year it started blooming in November. No sign of blooms yet. It opens fresh flowers all winter, with the big show in March and April. I think it is one of the most dazzling rock garden plants in my garden (and I may have over 1000 taxa nearby). Only source right now is Mesa Gardens...

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.

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