Anyone growing petrophytum?

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DesertZone
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Anyone growing petrophytum?
Weiser
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Aaron
I've never had the opportunity to try it. Ive only seen photos. Is this one caespitosum?

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John P Weiser

DesertZone
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Weiser wrote:

Aaron
I've never had the opportunity to try it. Ive only seen photos. Is this one caespitosum?

I think so.  I could send you some seed if you would like, or give you a link where they sell them.  they grow very slow from seed.  I got mine from a place that had plants with mats probably as long as 10', just amazing. 

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Weiser
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Aaron
You bet I'd take seed.  :)
I know they grow south of my location on the desert mountains of the White and Inyo ranges in California. I have seen photos of mats growing almost vertically on very steep rock faces.

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

DesertZone
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Weiser wrote:

Aaron
You bet I'd take seed.  :)
I know they grow south of my location on the desert mountains of the White and Inyo ranges in California. I have seen photos of mats growing almost vertically on very steep rock faces.

When the flowers are all done I will send the seed heads, I have started them before but I could not seem to get them very big.  I may have let them dry out too much. :rolleyes:

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

penstemon
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Yes. All three species. I lost my P. hendersonii due to "unknown circumstances" year before last and had to replace it.

Bob

"forgive the lateness of my reply"

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

DesertZone
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Nold wrote:

Yes. All three species. I lost my P. hendersonii due to "unknown circumstances" year before last and had to replace it.

Bob

"forgive the lateness of my reply"

Cool, do you have any pics?

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

That is some plant! I have a small version on my sand bed, but unfortunately not the wonderful rocky surround. Also have Petrophyton hendersonii, I think my favourite of these plants except for the virtually ungrowable Kelseya. Really nice things!

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

DesertZone
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That looks nice and healthy. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

penstemon
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I don't have any pictures, but I just got my camera.
Tim, nice plant. I could tell you horror stories about kelseyas, but maybe not tonight.

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

DesertZone
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John,
Have any luck sarting the seeds?  Or do you throw them out into the yard, sometimes I have better luck that way. :D  I started some inside and have had good luck, so if you would like some very small plants just let me know?  I also have that start from that blue Agave parryii, and a cactus pad if you want one?
When ever, they will be here if you want them. ;) 

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

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