Androsace in 2010

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Boland
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Androsace in 2010

First Androsace is open...A. carnea 'Alba'

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Opps, forgot the pic!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Very nice!  Is that very early for you?  My Andosace carnea 'Alba' is in bud but it will be at least a couple weeks to go.

I do have this little androsace in bloom, which is supposed to be A. carnea ssp. brigantiaca... but the flowers are so puny, I wonder if is it really that?  I've seen some forms with relatively large flowers, and also sometimes with shorter stems.  (I didn't get a photo this evening that shows the plant clearly, sorry.)

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

Boland
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Yes Lori, this is very early for us.  It is currently snowing on the poor thing.  Androsace Millstream also has a couple of blooms open but I did not get a chance to take a picture before the weather changed for the worse.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Well, it took less than a couple of weeks, after all.  Here's Androsace carnea 'Alba', about 3 weeks earlier than last year (a late spring), and with very short stems this year.

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

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Sweet Lori!  Mine has very long stems this year but I have another just coming into bud...I hope it has short stems like yours.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Another is open...Androsace Millstream

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Hmm, it's not new but perhaps I should update Androsace carnea 'Alba' with a photo that looks a bit more characteristic of it (longer stems, etc.)?

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

Boland
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A few more Androsace are open.  A. carnea 'Halleri', A. chaixii and A. sempervivoides

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Kelaidis
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I love the Androsaces: the chamaejasme section has been blooming for weeks. My current faves are A. minor and A. jacquemontii below...

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

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