Eriogonum

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DesertZone
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Eriogonum

John, this is one from you. One of the few that the was not food. :D

Thanks! :)

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

So worth growing just for the foliage alone.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Hi Aaron

Nice to see!! I'm always glad to see good results, I'm sure you will enjoy watching it grow.
That looks like it's one of the Ovalifolium varieties. By the look of the well defined leaf rosettes. I would venture a guess that it's variety williamsiae. In my limited opinion the best when it comes to tight growth and ease of culture. If you were to see their native habitate you would be amazed at how tough they are. When it is mature it should start to seed around, I can count about twenty seedlings around my garden. There are other varieties that produce showyer flower displays but for all around form it's the winner in my book. In a few years you should have a nice specimen.

[size=8pt]If you feel the need for more Eriogonum seed I sent shipments to The Eriogonum Society and NARGS seed exchanges   

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Like crepe paper flowers...

Nature - the original artist.

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

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

RickR wrote:

Like crepe paper flowers...

Nature - the original artist.

So true. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

Weiser wrote:

Hi Aaron

Nice to see!! I'm always glad to see good results, I'm sure you will enjoy watching it grow.
That looks like it's one of the Ovalifolium varieties. By the look of the well defined leaf rosettes. I would venture a guess that it's variety williamsiae. In my limited opinion the best when it comes to tight growth and ease of culture. If you were to see their native habitate you would be amazed at how tough they are. When it is mature it should start to seed around, I can count about twenty seedlings around my garden. There are other varieties that produce showyer flower displays but for all around form it's the winner in my book. In a few years you should have a nice specimen.

[size=8pt]If you feel the need for more Eriogonum seed I sent shipments to The Eriogonum Society and NARGS seed exchanges   

Thanks for the insight.  It looks like a true beauty! :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

cohan
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Joined: 2011-02-03

Very interesting foliage- I hadn't realised any of the Eriogonums had foliage like this.....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Terrific foliage and especially striking against that dark basalt!

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

Hoy
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Weiser wrote:

[size=8pt]If you feel the need for more Eriogonum seed I sent shipments to The Eriogonum Society and NARGS seed exchanges   

I will look for it!

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

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Thought you'd like to know what your in for.

Here are a couple of old wild specimens. I can not say for sure how old they are but my feeling is several decades in the making. They are 12 inches across at the bases and domed to about 8 inches tall. When you press down with the palm your hand they are very firm and tight.

Here are a couple of three year old Eriogonum Ovalifolium plants in my garden. The upper most is variety williamsiae just to the lower right of it is variety eximium.

These two photos are of the variety williamsiae plant from the previous photo in full bloom.

Lastly since we have one photo comparing variety willamsiae to variety eximium I thought I should show you the variety eximium in bloom.

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

cohan
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Fortunately even the young ones look good, but those old domes are impressive!

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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