Eritrichium howardii

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Mark McD
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Awesome Lori, show us again when more flowers open, congratulations!

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

tropicalgirl251...
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Hi Lori
great plant grown to such perfection,

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Evidently, it's found the conditions to its liking so far, at least (though I've only had it a short time).  To answer your question from the other thread, Krish, it's a plant I bought in 2012 from Beaver Creek at the CRAGS plant sale.

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

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Lori, your E. howardii is lovely.  If you got it from Beaver Creek you're halyway to success, because Roger's plants are always beautifully grown.
I promised Michael I'd take photos of my E. howardii self-sown seedlings.  I'm enormously pleased with them although I didn't do anything.  The first is three years old and was self sown into nearby tufa.  The next two I just noticed this year.  They're near the tufa but not in it.  The mother plants are in the tufa garden but not planted in the tufa itself.  Also self-sowing is Androsace villosa, just proving that if eventually you find a place where the plant is happy, it will do your work for you.

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

The start of bloom, with many, many more buds to go!  (I'll try not to be too big of a nuisance with these photos...  :D)

Don't let my teasing let you down Lori. Please bring as many pictures as you can!
But often when I am on my stomach looking at or photographing these green things my friends (and my wife too) think I am a bit nutty. Sometimes I agree.

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

Lori S.
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Not to worry, Trond!  :D  I'm just trying to be a bit selective, rather than posting a picture for every additional flower that opens... I assure you I am taking a picture for every additional flower that opens though.  ;D

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

Hoy
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Put them together and make a movie!

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

That may tax both my photographic and computer skills, Trond.  ???
Here's a photo from this morning though... as I mentioned, lots of buds to come:

Good, strong-looking little seedlings there, Anne.  Yes, any congrats for growing my plant well go to Roger at Beaver Creek, definitely!  (I really haven't "grown" it yet; I just planted it in a place where it seems to be happy so far.)

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

Peden
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Joined: 2012-01-04

Anne, they will self seed here too. I have one that I've been watching for a couple of years. It is growing slowly, if at all, and I intend to leave it right where it is! They can be long lived, even here. The plant I previously posted is still putting forth a scattering of bloom and a couple of seedlings (2009 collection) are blooming as well. I'm trying to amp seed set by hand pollinating but not seeing much pollen so will see how that goes. The African Violet food seems working well so far. Lori: great plant and you have the climate and soils. The Bighorn's Eritrichium has grown out around any seed set so I will not be collecting if they are there. I know some plants to do this; Vitaliana is a good example: plenty of seeds but finding them? -not so easy!

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

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Lori, what wonderful bloom!  And very short stems, too.  I found that mine kept putting out flowers and the first ones lasted a long time, but the stems elongated a little bit. 
Michael, the little seedlings grow very slowly but the one in tufa has made a number of little rosettes after three years.  Still waiting for it to bloom.  Who says gardeners are not patient?

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