Ourisia coccinea seeds

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Gene Mirro
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Ourisia coccinea seeds

I have a small amount of fresh Ourisia coccinea seeds. Anybody want some?

cohan
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Looks like a real charmer! Seems doubtful it would survive here, but looks like a great addition to the shade garden in warmer places :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Gene Mirro
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In a cool climate like mine, I think it's best to give them a lot of sun and constantly moist soil.  They don't bloom well in shade.

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

cohan
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Interesting! When I looked them up briefly yesterday all the references said shade or part shade-- didn't check where they were though..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Gene, I would love to try some! I have many failures with old seeds :-\

A friend of mine visited the area where these plants grow naturally (he didn't collect seed though). They often grow in full sun at least part of the day but along seepage lines in steep rock walls.

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

More info on Ourisia ssp. can be found in this thread:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=598.0

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

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