White Drabas

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Leonard Lehman
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White Drabas

Does anyone know of some good white flowered draba species that do not look ratty after flowering?

Michael J Campbell
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John Saxton is good but I think it is a hyb.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Not sure Michael, which ones have you grown where you notice they become unkempt after flowering?  I found a Panayoti blog on this very subject of white draba:
http://prairiebreak.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-mysterydraba-that-is.html

Draba ossetica sure looks nice too, well, at least in flower.
http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/image_files/showreport/sizedDraba%20o...

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Michael J Campbell
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Draba John Saxton.

This this is a pot grown plant just  two year old. I only have what we call a town garden so space in limited with the result that I have to grow most of my alpine plants in pots, the Drabas usually get a trim after flowering to keep them tidy . This one has  very compact foliage and grows in a tight little bun.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Mark McD
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That;s a nice one Michael, I like the contrasting highlights of red sepals too, has an Arabis-air about it.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Novak
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Joined: 2009-10-07

Draba dedeana, although not a tight bun, is a very nice white draba. The foliage of mine always looks nice — like tiny sempervivums. The photo shows my plant in August. The clump is around 2 inches wide.

Draba dedeana in August

... this is, of course assuming that I have the right name on this plant. It's grown from seed exchange seed, so hard to be sure.

Janet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, zone 7a
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cohan
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I can only hope my dedeana will be that nice- just planted out some tiny seedlings of that and another couple of species (thanks Krish for seed!) late this summer/fall- mine wont have so picturesque a home though- nice rocks!

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