Alpines in August

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RickR
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The leaves on that Synthyris are so artful, like a fleur de lis!  Who cares about flowers!  And the foliage on the Achillea equally odd....

 

We have only had about five days in the 90s F all summer, and the alpines are loving it. Gentiana septemfida, Orostachys aggregatum.  Still blooming is Campanula (or Symphyandra) armena.

         

 

         

 

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

Hoy
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Yes, very strange leaves of that Synthyris!

Rick, seems I have to plant different Gentians to get some blue late summer display ;-)

 

I like ferns too, here is a Cystopteris fragilis from another year and another part of the world - and  yes, the picture is the right way!!

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

Mark McD
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I'm looking to add more ferns to my garden, here's a recent addition from Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut, the Upside-down Fern, Arachnoides standishii. The leaves do give the false appearance of the leaves being upside-down.

Arachniodes standishii - Upside-down fern, the second link talks about possible reasons for its name.
http://www.plantdelights.com/Arachniodes-standishii-Upside-down-Fern/pro...
http://hardyfernlibrary.com/ferns/listSpecies.cfm?Auto=77

 

 

Rick, nice crop of Gentiana septemfida there, makes me wonder why I don't have this in the garden.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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What was supposed to be Scutellaria megalaspis; however, as it has yellow flowers, instead of blue, it's evidently some other "scoot"; a few of the flowers have an apricot-coloured lower lip:

Satureja montana ssp. illyrica:

  

Acantholimon kotschyi ssp. laxispicatum:

    

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

RickR
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Oh my, that Acantholimon is certainly going to town!

 

Mine kicked the bucket year before last, and now I have more seedlings coming.

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

Lori S.
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Developing first bud on Gentiana veitchiorum; from seed in 2012, started with GA-3; seed collected by Pavelka in 2008 at ,4400m, Quinghai, China.  I'm looking forward to seeing this open in the next few days.  The bud is extraordinarily elongated, almost 3cm long, as shown in the photo. 

  

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

Longma
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A welcome late attraction in our bulb beds, Acis autumnalis.

Acis autumnalis

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Lori S.
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Has anyone found Acis to be hardy in colder zones?

Anaphalis cf. monocephala (x2); perennial snapdragon, Antirrhinum braun-blanquettii finally in bloom - wonder if they will survive the winter?

      

Convolvulus holosericeus still blooming nicely; Campanula x 'Haylodgensis' (x2);  sporadic flowers on Dryas octopetala:

      

First flower opening on a Trachelium rumelianum seedling from last year: 

  

One flowering stem on Salvia tchihatcheffii from seed last year (the two vertical brown stems in the photo are from a different plant); the plant itself  (though this is a different individual, more photogenic, than the one with the flower stalk):

  

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Lori, your plant menagerie never ends!  I especially like the Anaphalis and that last pic of Salvia. 

Someone in our Chapter started Campanula moesiaca this spring, so I have one in the garden now.  It is also suppose to be similar to glomerata, although biennial.

 

I'm not up on the change to Acis.  Are all Leucojum now Acis? 

A chapter member here in zone 4 Minneapolis has grown them for decades.  He has the common L. aestivum, I think.

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Lycoris squamigera and Rosa x 'PEJamore' first year on a shrub rose that may not be hardy here.  Hosta clausa var. clausa.  Buds never open, but oh the metallic colors!

       

 

Shed flowers of a Scutellaria sp., and the plant they came from.  An Arisaema from Chen Yi A-63, consanguineum? the whorl is 32 inches (81cm) high.  At the lower left, the single leaf whorl of a Lilium 'Super Tsing' seedling shown here: https://www.nargs.org/comment/23775#comment-23775

        

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

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