Saussurea

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Howey
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Saussurea

I believe it was Trond who mentioned (and showed pictures) of this plant in its early stage in his own garden...looked similar to what was in my garden. This second year for it I had almost given up hope of seeing it again. However, in the spot, 4 tiny umbrellas have suddenly appeared. Am wondering if Trond is seeing them as well. Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b

Howey
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My apologies.  Just had a look at the label and this plant is Saussurea - not Nassauvia.  Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b

Lori S.
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No worries!  Very interesting! I'd love to know what Saussurea you are growing.

(NB. I have changed the subject of this thread.)

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

Howey
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Hi Lori:  The seed was labelled Saussurea nepalense.  Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b

Lori S.
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I grew that one but not a single seedling wintered over... must try again.  Here is what I had as Saussurea nepalensis as  a seedling - I'd love to see how they look in their maturity in garden conditions (or at least older than my fleeting experiments!)

I have had a couple(?) of Saussurea spp. overwinter in the tufa garden though... must figure out which they are - more favourable conditions there, I guess.

P.S. The mention of "umbrellas" puts me in mind of Syneilesis as they emerge from the ground, which I am keenly watching out for!

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

cohan
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I have a couple/several spp of S seedlings from last year-- and I was surprised to see some leaves in the pots (small seed pots sunk in ground for winter, since the rock garden is still in progress..or will be in progress if/when we get conditions where I can dig..), since the seedlings were so tiny after a whole season's growth I didn't expect much!
I have a couple pics of the microscopic leaves to process, and will check labels to see what has survived...

OK, the ones I took pics of the other day, after a quick glance at the labels, it seems there are leaves on
Saussurea aff superba

 

and Saussurea cf leontodontoides     
 

without checking records, both are from Holubec, and both Himalayan spp

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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Hello Frances
If I have shown pictures of Saussurea it has to be S alpina which grows at my mountain cabin. But I think that Lori has posted some other Saussurea pictures ;D
Picture from last year.

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

cohan
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Hoy wrote:

Hello Frances
If I have shown pictures of Saussurea it has to be S alpina which grows at my mountain cabin. But I think that Lori has posted some other Saussurea pictures ;D
Picture from last year.

I think I like every species, though the really crazy ones are most fun  ;D

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

Boland
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I've tried them several times from seed with  no luck.  This year I finally got 7 seedlings of S. pygmaea...now the challenge of keeping them alive.

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

cohan
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I had a half dozen species from Holubec, and got germination on most, though not on a couple... long term care is another issue :)

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

Lori S.
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I had Saussurea eopygmaea survive, from seed last year. 

It looks like it may be reasonably interesting some day (if it continues to survive!)
http://www.efloras.org/gallery_image.aspx?flora_id=960&gallery_id=1064&i...

No sign (yet?) of S. stella, also from seed last year.

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

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