Leptosiphon

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Gene Mirro
Title: Guest
Joined: 2010-02-25
Leptosiphon

Are we prejudiced against hardy annuals? This is one of my favorites:

It does best for me when sown in Fall. It likes a lot of sun and a sandy soil. It blooms for many weeks, and reseeds. Very easy to grow; just sow in place.

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Gene wrote:

Are we prejudiced against hardy annuals? 

Umm, not that I'm aware of.  :o  I'd love to grow that!  What species is it?

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

Gene Mirro
Title: Guest
Joined: 2010-02-25

I've never seen a species listed.  They are just a swarm of hybrids.  My original seeds from Chiltern were listed as French hybrids.  They still sell them. 

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Ahh, also referred to as Linanthus androsaceus, apparently:
http://www.tmseeds.com/product/Linanthus-androsaceus-French-Hybrids/Shop...

Beautiful!  I'm sure everyone who reads this forum is scribbling the name down on their "get seeds" list!

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

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Lori wrote:

Beautiful!  I'm sure everyone who reads this forum is scribbling the name down on their "get seeds" list!

That would be me...
Nigella hispanica grows fairly short in alpine conditions, and I like it too.

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

Log in or register to post comments