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penstemon
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Lamium

Lamium armenum, from old, scanned slides. (The pink one might be sintenisii.)

penstemon
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Lamium eriocephalum, also from slides. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

penstemon
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Lamium garganicum, digital. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

Lori S.
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All are absolutely gorgeous!   Lamium eriocephalum is adorable, in the same muppet-like way as Eriophyton wallichii, though more floriferous!

http://zvetki.ru/image/659_1590.jpg

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

penstemon
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Not very long lived, unfortunately. At least for me. But they reseed. Until one year, when they don't. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

RickR
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I've always thought of Lamiums as not being well suited to a dry climate such as yours, Bob.  I'm obviously wrong about that!

Really nice stuff!

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

penstemon
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Scree plants, I think, from Turkey. I guess the "accepted" name of L. armenum is L. garganicum var. armenum. Regular garganicum does very well in the crevice garden at DBG. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

deesen
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I've never tried Lamiums, perhaps I should, lovely little plants.

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

penstemon
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I get the impression that in the U.K. one can simply pop round to the nearest alpine nursery and pick up several of each species. Or possibly request some seed from one of the growers at a show. (I try to avoid looking at the show pages in the AGS and SRGC bulletins so as not to be jealous.)

Seed lists from collectors in the Czech Republic used to offer these back in the 1990s. It's probably not safe to look for seed in the wild these days. Sigh. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

Lori S.
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[quote=Nold]

Not very long lived, unfortunately. At least for me. But they reseed. Until one year, when they don't. 

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Yes, that's the way it goes.  Will I ever learn to collect seeds for myself?  Or propagate some backups?  It's something I know I ought to do but growing things I already have seems kind of boring.  

Love those lamiums.  

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

penstemon
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I'm really bad at seed collecting, too. I always thought I would have a trough full of Physoplexis comosa, and there would be seedlings forever, but after last winter, there is nothing. (I don't know what happened.) Maybe that's one of those learning experiences. 

Bob

extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C

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