Townsendia pics

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Mark McD
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Townsendia pics

Hello all, I am starting this thread to highlight good photos of Townsendia, whether found on the web, taken in the wild or in your garden... feel free to contribute.

I'll start with a photo I found on the older SRGC (Scottish Rock Garden Club forum), contributed by Geir Moen, showing a delicious shot of Townsendia spathulata 'Pryor Mountain form'... does anyone have any details about this form?
http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/283/12068.jpg

Boland
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That is one hoary Townsendia...and I mean that in the most flattering way!

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

IMYoung
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There has been no response to your question, Mark, which I only just found, so I'll help out...

Also on the "Old" archived version of the SRGC Forum we learned a little more about this lovely plant from the nurseryman Graham Nicholls .... he wrote :" It is a difficult plant to grow not liking too much moisture and I have never had viable seed set. This plant is grown from collected seed Ev Whittemore sent to me three years ago. Just compare it with the usual form seen in the trade and see how furry the leaves are. This is the original species confirmed by John Grimshaw by checking with material sent back to Kew. I have only seen it in the Pryor Mouintains of Montana growing in tufa banks. "
Follow this link to the message Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:41 pm: by Graham Nicholls to see more pictures.....

http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/283/27576.html#POST14832

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Mark McD
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Excellent!  Thanks for the update Maggi... or is this Ian?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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IMYoung
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McDonough wrote:

Excellent!  Thanks for the update Maggi... or is this Ian?

'tis Maggi, Mark!

Glorious plant, isn't it?  I don't grow it..... but I 'm off to look at Graham's site to see if I can remedy that! http://graplant.co.uk

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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IMYoung
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Here are three photos, of the Pryor Mountains form of Townsendia spathulata taken in the wild by Brian Welzenbach.

The photos were kindly passed to me for posting here by Graham Nicholls who got seed of this one from Brian. (and the 'Cottonballs' form recently featured  with Brian's photos in the International Rock Gardener  No. 5 May 2010 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

These are spectacular little daisies and great to have the pix from the wild: thanks to Brian Welzenbach!

As usual: please click on the photos to enlarge them.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Hoy
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Shouldn't think such plants existed!
The second photo shows a whole community too of similar plants.

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

Nicholls
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Further to Maggi's posting yesterday here is a pic of my Pryor Mnts townsendia show plant before it became buried under glass & snow last winter and died a sorry death.
Graham

Hoy
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Nicholls wrote:

Further to Maggi's posting yesterday here is a pic of my Pryor Mnts townsendia show plant before it became buried under glass & snow last winter and died a sorry death.
Graham

I had been very depressed had anything like that happened to me. Did you have a heavy snowfall that broke your glasshouse? I had much snow last winter and some shrubs and limb of trees broke.

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

Anne Spiegel
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Nicholls wrote:

Further to Maggi's posting yesterday here is a pic of my Pryor Mnts townsendia show plant before it became buried under glass & snow last winter and died a sorry death.
Graham

Graham, what a gorgeous plant.  Are you still growing this?  I remember this one from your book, but have never seen seed listed anywhere.  Townsendia condensata is another very unusual one that I like a lot. 

Nicholls
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For those that haven't seen my greenhouse disaster go to http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/groups/Wiltshire and page down. This is the front page of the Wiltshire AGS group web site. My greenhouse is at the bottom of the page. From this page you can also navigate to various parts of the site to see our photoshoot and plants at our own local show. I will post some pictures of various townsendias soon as Mark started this thread by saying he would like to see some good ones.
Graham

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