Lesquerella arizonica

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Lori S.
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Lesquerella arizonica

Starting to bloom today...

Here is some info on its natural range:
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LEAR4

Hoy
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Sweet little thing - not unlike a Draba.

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

Boland
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I have a couple from seed coming along...hopefully they will survive this winter.

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

Lori S.
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A couple more photos:
1) Melting out of the snow in March
2) In bloom in early June

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

Mark McD
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Really lovely Lori.  I grow this, but it NEVER increases, after many years the plant I have is still a single rosette.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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Lesquerella alpina grown this spring from seed is starting to bud!  Guess it will be short-lived!

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

Lori S.
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Bite your tongue, Todd! ;D 
I was just pleased to note that my Cheiranthus roseus, from seed this spring, will bloom this year... Oh well, in case it doesn't winter over, at least I will have gotten to see it!

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

Kelaidis
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I've had Lesquerella alpina and L. arizonica live for years--nay! decades!--but only in troughs. I don't know what it is about troughs that makes certain plants perenniate...in fact, they form gnarly, picturesque little bonsai. Attached is a picture of some very old Lesquerella alpina I grew outside in a pot for easily 15 years.

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.

Lori S.
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Same plant of Lesquerella arizonica, slowing increasing in size:

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

Hoy
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I am sorry that I am so far from having an Arizonian climate!

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

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

I am sorry that I am so far from having an Arizonian climate!

If this is an Arizonian climate, then I really don't know what to say... !  :o :o

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

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