Anyone growing petrophytum?

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DesertZone
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Never gets old seeing new pics of petrophytum. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

I think I must replant my Petrophytum, that plant shows how it should really be grown! How old is it? They seem pretty slow growing and to see one flowering so well is great.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Booker
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Going back to 2007 for my contribution to this very interesting discussion. We were lucky enough to hike the Methuselah Trail in the Owens Valley in California in June that year and we were fortunate to see these magnificent cushions.  The final image was taken in Zion NP on the same trip.

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

Peden
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Joined: 2012-01-04

Tim, it's at least thirteen years old from a start (SRPN?). I planted it well before I "knew" much about alpine gardening. The Kelseya is just a baby. It is only two!

Michael Peden
Lake Champlain Valley, zone 4b
Four and a half months frost free
Snow cover not guaranteed

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

Booker,
Those are amazing pics! thanks for sharing. :)

Here is an udated pic of mine.

And my seedlings.

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Peden
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Joined: 2012-01-04

January 31, 2013 update from the Kelsey Cam. Record warmth for the date (55F.) removed all of the snow this little Kelseya has been resting under for a few weeks. Still 2 plants alive on the garden!

Michael Peden
Lake Champlain Valley, zone 4b
Four and a half months frost free
Snow cover not guaranteed

cohan
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Wonderful plants, all! Cliff- those wild grandmamas are most impressive!

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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