Lewisia 2013

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Lewisia 2013

Doesn't appear to be a general Lewisia thread for this year so one started here where the Lewisia season is in full swing:-

Lewisia columbiana 'Alba'
L. columbiana 'Rosea'
L. columbiana ssp. wallowensis
and a couple of L. cotyledons from Ashdown nursery, the best UK nursery for sourcing Lewisia hybrids and species

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Michael, it seems as though the L. columbiana 'Alba' foliage is much farther along than that of L. c. 'Rosea'.  Is this normally the case from year to year?

Very nice Lewisia cotyledon.  Mine from seed will be blooming for the first time this season:
         

I could use some help here.  This is listed as Lewisia longipetala, but is it?  The flower is only half again larger than L. pygmaea.  Maybe a hybrid longipetala/pygmaea?
         

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

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Lewisia (possibly George Henley - lost label) looking good for next week or so in a twelve inch pot.

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

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RickR wrote:

Michael, it seems as though the L. columbiana 'Alba' foliage is much farther along than that of L. c. 'Rosea'.  Is this normally the case from year to year?

It's David here Rick, Michael (Campbell) could grow them far better than I can ;D  I think L.c. 'Rosea' has had considerably more shade than L. c. 'Alba' and that is the reason for the difference. Whilst mentioning Michael I hope he sees this thread as I can't think of anyone better qualified to answer your query re longipetala.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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David, some fine Lewisia there, I think I like Lewisia columbiana 'Alba' best (I go for subtle), love the white flowers with red anthers for a touch of color, has a certain wildflower look about it. 

Cliff, please show us that mighty potful in a weeks time, it will be stunning I'm sure. Also, nice to see you back over here (out of the Facebook vortex). ;D

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lewisia cotyledon flowering in my tiny (almost glassless) greenhouse today.

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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magnificent plant there Cliff!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Magnificently stupendous!

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

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RickR wrote:

Magnificently stupendous!

Thanks Mark and Rick ... but this plant cannot compare (in size, vigour or flower power) to some of those exhibited at our shows ... it might grab a Third sticker on a good day. LOL.

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

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Booker wrote:

Lewisia cotyledon flowering in my tiny (almost glassless) greenhouse today.

You've kept very quiet over the years on your Lewisia prowess Mr B. ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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deesen wrote:

Booker wrote:

Lewisia cotyledon flowering in my tiny (almost glassless) greenhouse today.

You've kept very quiet over the years on your Lewisia prowess Mr B. ;D

Just shyness, David.  :rolleyes:

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

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