Draba species?

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Weiser
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Draba species?

I planted seed directly into the garden three years ago. Nothing came up and I lost the tag. Then this last year a draba sprouted but not were I scatered the seed. Must have moved it to it's new sight, when I did some transplanting? Anyway I'd like to ID it.

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Thought you might like to see this plant that won the Farrer Medal (best plant in Show) at the South West Alpine Garden Society Show last Saturday.

Draba longisliqua

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Weiser
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DavidWow!! That is an amazing plant. Tell me a little about it's natural habitat. I may be able to grow it outdoors.

From the High Desert Steppe of the Great Basin and the Eastern Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/ John P Weiser

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Sorry John, I don't know anything about the plant at all.

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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I see that you live in Nevada, and I was very surprised that in such an arid climate you have a draba growing in your garden. I thought they wanted to live in a cooler region. Do you think I will ever be able to grow a draba in my rock garden in North Texas one day? lol

Rino, zone 7/8a Dallas TX, rainfall 38 inch or 1 meter per year (highest rainfall in May with 5.29in/134mm, March with 4.34in/110mm and October with 4.21in/107mm), mild winters with 1-2 days of snow (Record low -1F/-18C) and hot, semi-humid summers (Reco
Weiser
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They seem to do alright for me. My humidity is very low in the summer, sometimes only in the single digits and the temps drop into the sixties most summer nights. With a touch of light shade during the hotest part of the day and a little irrigation twice a week they are seeding around for me.

From the High Desert Steppe of the Great Basin and the Eastern Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/ John P Weiser

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Might be D. hispanica.

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

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Weiser wrote:

They seem to do alright for me. My humidity is very low in the summer, sometimes only in the single digits and the temps drop into the sixties most summer nights. With a touch of light shade during the hotest part of the day and a little irrigation twice a week they are seeding around for me.

How do you provide shade to the plants during the summer?

Rino, zone 7/8a Dallas TX, rainfall 38 inch or 1 meter per year (highest rainfall in May with 5.29in/134mm, March with 4.34in/110mm and October with 4.21in/107mm), mild winters with 1-2 days of snow (Record low -1F/-18C) and hot, semi-humid summers (Reco
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