Escobaria missouriensis

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Hoy
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RickR wrote:

Slugs - before the cactus seedlings grow hardened spines.  I would go out in the morning to find my tiny green "jelly beans" looking like they were sliced off at the surface.  I never realized what was going on until I actually saw the culprit.

Had been my first, second and third guess!!

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

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

Here's a one from the Hots Springs, SD area that is a rather small clone. It also has a neat flower that has hot pinkish filaments that create quite a contrast to the straw colored petals.

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E. missouriensis is one of the true hardy plants for cold areas with high rainfall. I haven't lost one yet while I have had several losses of E. vivipara.

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

Very nice flower on that one!! Love the pink filaments!!. Do you find that the flowers on the northern forms tend to open their flowers in clusters?
I know mine do that.

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

Andy71
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This one has always had only 1 or 2 flowers open at a time. Probably makes 6-8 buds per year but they open over a 3 week period. May just be my climate

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Andy71
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Right on cue one of my own missouriensis seedlings flowered today as a 3 year old. Needed a bigger coin! No location data but the flower is much larger than the one above.

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A nice deep color on this one

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

That should be a real looker when it gets bigger. Good Job!

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

Martin Tversted
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Joined: 2011-03-24

I have tried many forms of humifusa here in Denmark, and none have worked well - all fungused up, I agree that the other you mention are the ones Trond should use.

(Ill send you some later on Trond)

Martin

Weiser wrote:

Hoy
I can see where that would be a problem.

A small list of Opuntia that tolerate winter wet.

O. humifusa
O. macrorhiza
O. polyacantha
O. fragilis

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

cohan
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One of my very favourite hardy cacti, for the flower colours- I much prefer these to the bright vivipara or similar shades of Echinocereus.. the 'open' bodies I don't like as well , but I'd tolerate them for those flowers :) Just have one little batch of seedlings, need to buy a bunch of other forms!

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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