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Fermi
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This Zauschneria came from a friend who couldn't give it a full botanical name but did recommend it for a hot spot in the garden where it's doing very well!

Zauschneria Zauschneria

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Toole
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Looks lovely Fermi.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Really nice one Fermi, I'm not expert in the Zauschneria species (now Epilobium, although most everyone still calls them Zauschneria), but this one might be Z. canum, judging from the very silvery foliage.  Lovely plant, but keep an eye on it for spreading tendencies.

In my attempt to overhaul parts of my garden this past summer and fall, I made a half-hearted attempt to rip out Z. garrettii; just too much spread (it romped to about 2 meters x 2 meters), smothering everything around it.  I noticed several weeks later billions of fresh shoots coming up, oh my!  This one can be nice if given enough room, with soft greyish green foliage, but often stingy with its orangish-red flowers in late summer and autumn.

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

Fermi
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Thanks, Dave and Mark,

I'm well aware of its spreading abilities, having had one "colonize" an entire (1m x 2m) rock mound in a previous garden! surprise

This one has only been in the ground 2 years and has not yet shown any tendency to sucker.

Yesterday while driving home on the "back road" (the Burke & Wills Track) we saw a patch of vibrant blue which we knew would be the native "Blue Devil", Eryngium ovinum. I didn't have the camera but plucked a couple of spikey stems to bring home (hopefully some seed will ripen!) and I got a pic this morning against the cultivated E. planum (or is it E. maritimum?) - the more vivid amethyst coloring of the wilding is quite eye-catching and I hope we can establish it despite the risk to finger-tips when weeding around it!

cheers

fermi

Eryngium
Eryngium ovinum

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Mark McD
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Hi Fermi, so which is which, I can't tell which photo is E. ovinum and which is E. planum, they're not identified.

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

Lori S.
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Looks like E. planum is in the background of the first photo, with a cut stem of the other one in the foreground, no?

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

Fermi
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Lori S. wrote:

Looks like E. planum is in the background of the first photo, with a cut stem of the other one in the foreground, no?

Yes, Lori, the E.ovinum is the bright amethyst color in the foreground of the first pic and by itself in the second pic.

Mark,

for some reason when I post pics from the home PC the labels don't appear when you hover the mouse over the pic! I think it has something to do with the server we use as you suggested on another thread. (labels now added!)

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Lori S.
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Fermi, in order for that feature to work, you have to fill the plant name into the "Title" slot when loading the photo (or you can go back and "Edit" to do it - with my moderator superpowers, I can see that it was not done in your posting).  

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

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Fermi, if I remember correctly, I think it might have something to do with what internet Browser you're using, and what version. Are you using a different internet browsers (and/or different versions) on your home PC?  That might account for the "title text" not showing up as "mouse-over titles".

And thanks Lori for spotting what I failed to spot, in seeing both Eryngium species, I'm going to blame it on aging eyes.blush

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

Lori S.
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But Mark, doesn't the plant name have to be typed  into the "Title" slot for the "mousing-over" to work?  (If not, where is it reading the plant name from?)

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

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