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Michael J Campbell
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Lewisia brachycalyx .......hopefully 

Dave, you have got the real thing this time. Keep it well away from Nevadensis if you want true seed.

Cheers

Michael.

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deesen
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Very nice Dave.

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Toole
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Thanks Hoy and David ,

Pleased to have the confirmation Michael   ;D.

My large patch of L. nevadensis is at the front of the house some distance from the pot above--fingers crossed.

Cheers Dave.  

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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That is a fabulous Lewisia Dave.  Must be very satisfying to grow such an elegant plant.

I have had trouble with L. brachycalyx in the open garden as the slugs love the soft new growth. Same problem with L. nevadensis.  Fortunately they do not go for L. rediviva which is just starting to emerge in the garden here with the onset of cool weather.

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Toole
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Lewisia rediviva minor enjoying the heat of the last few days .

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

deesen
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Very nice Dave. I don't find rediviva at all easy.

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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deesen wrote:

Very nice Dave. I don't find rediviva at all easy.

Yes, very nice! I have for a while, given up growing other lewisias than the common 13 a dozen types you get at the supermarked ;)

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

Weiser
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Dave Great to see you having such a good show of blossoms. Lewisia rediviva minor is the common one on the dry slopes around Reno.

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Luc Gilgemyn
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Well done Dave !  Looks splendid !

Luc GilgemynHarelbeke - Belgium
Toole
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Thanks all.

deesen wrote:

Very nice Dave. I don't find rediviva at all easy.

Neither do i David .

As i don't have any more room in my covered frames the pots are left outside in various positions all year round with the result many don't reappear after their dormant period. A local friend has good success growing L.rediviva in raised sand beds .

I think you say it all John with your comment about being "common on the dry slopes around Reno"......

Lewisia rediviva x L.cotyledon is far more accommodating in my climate.

Oops --just seen there is a separate thread for L. rediviva   :-[---one of the Moderators might like to move my postings .....

Cheers Dave

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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