Wooly androsace (Androsace lanuginosa)

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RickR
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Lori wrote:

Wow, Doreen, your plant is magnificent!  :)

Indeed!  You must be doing something right! :o

And what is the plant in the foreground?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Lori wrote:

(P.S. I used my forum moderator super powers to merge this thread with the pre-existing Androsace lanuginosa thread.  :) )

So that is how you get such wonderful photos.  You are able to leap mountains in a single bound.  :)

James

Doreen
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RickR wrote:

Lori wrote:

Wow, Doreen, your plant is magnificent!  :)

Indeed!  You must be doing something right! :o

And what is the plant in the foreground?

Rick: I don't think I have much to do with the exuberance of this plant, I think it's the climate (lots of sun and not too much of Tim's winter wet) that's responsible, along with the depth of glacial moraine I garden on. I've been astonished (and thankful!) since moving here how plants I mollycoddled undercover in the UK live happily outdoors with no fuss.

The plant in the immediate foreground is an oxalis (probably planted in the wrong spot as once it gets into its stride it'll probably get too exuberant too). Not everything thrives though - the plant in the left corner is a Myosotis - a "cushion planted for natural effect" i.e. dead in the middle!  ;D

Lori: thanks for moving my contribution to the right place, haven't got to grips with the navigation of your forum yet. Hope the pics are brightening up your northern hemisphere winter.

Doreen Mear
Middle of South Island, New Zealand, in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps.
Continental climate, rare snow cover,
670 mm rain p.a.

Hoy
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I am envious! I have tried A lanuginosa several times but they always die in the wet winters here.

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

Sellars
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Trond:
We also have very wet winters but the A. lanuginosa survive.  They become a very soggy mess and die-back but I just shear them to the ground.  Then new growth start to appear in late spring with the main flowering in late summer.

David Sellars
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Hoy
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David wrote:

Trond:
We also have very wet winters but the A. lanuginosa survive.  They become a very soggy mess and die-back but I just shear them to the ground.  Then new growth start to appear in late spring with the main flowering in late summer.

Thank you David, then I will continue trying it with hope ;)

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

Doreen
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Sound idea, David, and good luck, Trond!

Doreen Mear
Middle of South Island, New Zealand, in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps.
Continental climate, rare snow cover,
670 mm rain p.a.

Hoy
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Thanks Doreen, I need it ;)

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

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