Asperula

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Mark McD
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Really enjoying seeing these Asperula.  

Jumping on the Flickr photo galleries of Nick Turland mentioned by Panayoti in the Acantholimon topic (http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=340.msg6765#msg6765) I found an excellent photo on a choice Asperula I'm not familiar with, Asperula idaea, taken in Crete.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nturland/1344023559/

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Hmm, I forgot that Asperula boissieri actually bloomed in the first year from seed last summer!  Not bad!

I wish all plants were so accomodating.  It's nice to at least see what the flowers look before I kill it.  :rolleyes:

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

Hoy
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How could you ever forget that plant, Lori?
And why do you have to kill it?? ;)

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

Anne Spiegel
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Super foliage, Lori.  The flowers are lovely, too.

Mark McD
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Skulski wrote:

Hmm, I forgot that Asperula boissieri actually bloomed in the first year from seed last summer!  Not bad!
I wish all plants were so accomodating.  It's nice to at least see what the flowers look before I kill it.  :rolleyes:

Fantastic Lori, can't believe your plant could make such a sizable mound in such a short time, and with a sprinkling of flowers to boot; I'm envious of your alpine plant cultivation skills :D 

The foliage on these things look just like dwarf conifers... I'd grow them just for the nice foliage, except the flowers are great too (en masse, on established plants). Hopefully you haven't killed it as predicted, and you can give us an update this spring!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Asperulas really do well in tufa.  This one is actually planted in tufa in the tufa crevice garden and it's just covering the tufa.

Hoy
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The Asperula looks very good in the tufa, Anne!

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

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