Physoplexis comosa

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Hoy
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Gene wrote:

If you want to grow them from seed, check out the Spring 2009 NARGS bulletin.  There is an article in which I tell everything I know about starting them from seed.  It took me many tries to be successful.  I believe it was because I kept getting dead seed.  If anyone wants to try some seed, let me know.  I may have a fresh crop this fall.

Yes please :D I have tried Physoplexis but never got germination. I saw pictures in Thompson & Morgan's catalogue many, many years ago and have ever since wanted to grow it!

However I grow the close relative Phyteuma. Not the same though but nice growable plants. (And it is raining again today :-\ )

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

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Lovely images Trond.
I have just posted this one on AlpenPix ... Phyteuma sieberi from the Dolomites.  One of the smallest and perfect for troughs/mini-gardens.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Klapwijk
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I've posted Gene's article on Physoplexis comosa here

Chris Klapwijk
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Chris Klapwijk, Surrey, BC, Canada

Booker
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Chris wrote:

I've posted Gene's article on Physoplexis comosa here

Chris Klapwijk
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Excellent article Gene ... many thanks for posting, Chris.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Mark McD
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Chris, I can't get the link to work; can you repost it.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Klapwijk
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Mark, for some unknown reason Hugh and I ran into the same problem, try updating to the latest version of Adobe Reader, it worked for us.

Chris Klapwijk, Surrey, BC, Canada

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An additional image or two to illustrate the barren open aspect where they grow and a plant showing immature blooms ... on the expansive limestone cliffs and boulders at Falzerego in the Dolomites.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Jeremy
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Gene's articles on starting Physoplexis and Gentianopsis from seed may also be found on the Wiki Encyclopedia in the Plants by Genus section under the appropriate genus names.

Jeremy
Uxbridge, MA US Zone 6a
Consider that you might be wrong.

Lori S.
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Booker wrote:

An additional image or two to illustrate the barren open aspect where they grow and a plant showing immature blooms ... on the expansive limestone cliffs and boulders at Falzerego in the Dolomites.

Hmm, that looks not totally unlike parts of my tufa garden... perhaps there is hope!

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

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Booker wrote:

An additional image or two to illustrate the barren open aspect where they grow and a plant showing immature blooms ... on the expansive limestone cliffs and boulders at Falzerego in the Dolomites.

Hmm, that looks not totally unlike parts of my tufa garden... perhaps there is hope!

I knew you had a great garden!

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

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