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Alpines (and wannabes) in August

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Not too much blooming now, except Campanula, but Gentians are starting and a few other odds and ends. Here is G. cruciata..or maybe dahurica..these mid-summer gentians can be confusing.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Campanula tatra...I expect this is a form of rotundifolia.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Daphne Lawrence Crocker is having its mid-summer flush

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

First bloom is open on Cyclamen purpurascens

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

The last primroses of the season..this is P. glomerata

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

and P. poissonii

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Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

pdd

I ALWAYS enjoy your
fotos! Where were
these taklen? Your home
garden ?

How is the weather there right now?

Have you had a "normal"
summer ? ( whatever normal means LOL)

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Nice stuff, Todd, as always. Wow, that P. glomerata still has a LOT of buds coming! A most excellent specimen!

Tottori, Japan(Zone 9a)

Conandron ramondioides is bloomig.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Never heard of that genus...I don't think it would be hardy in my area.

Tottori, Japan(Zone 9a)

Hi Todd,

Conandron ramondioides is indigenous to mountains with a mild climate in Japan.
I think the overwintering minimum temperature is 23℉ or so.




Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)


Some of you may already know I collect dried seed structures of all different plants. Remember this pic with the papery "calyxes" of Acantholinum hokanekeri? http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6778178

They make a nice little miniature bouquet. For each flower that was fertilized, a single seed is produced.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

sweet arrangement Rick! BTW, I managed to get 4 plants from the Fibigia seed you sent me...they are quite large...looking forward to seeing the dried-flower results next year.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Wow Todd, I figured those Fibigea to grow and sprout like weeds! I have been very careful not to allow too many seeds to drop on the ground for fear of them taking over. Maybe I don't have to worry after all.

Scutellaria baicalensis, easy to grow from seed.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

The Fibigia were not that great at germination for me, but maybe it was something I did!

Allium flavum...almost as much a weed as Allium cyathophorum

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

an orange form of A. flavum that came from Mark McDonnough

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Not an alpine as such but you could get away with it is Digitalis parviflora. We are growing this one at work...I didn't think I'd like it but it grows on you...like a poor-mans Echium-effect

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

a close-up

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Back in my garden...Roscoea scilloides. I have grown this as alpina from several different sources and so far, all have turned out to be scilloides which is a poor substitute for the real thing.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

I'm keeping an eye on this Saxifrage....it came as seed of longifolia from Harry Jans but obviously it is something different.....very attractive rosettes.

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Agreed. I prefer Digitalis trojana, myself, although it does grow a foot higher.

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North East England, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Todd that daphe is lovely. My daphne tangutica is in full bloom right now! Here is leucojum autumnale, quite appropriate as I already have cyclamen starting to bloom.

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Nice Leucojum, Galanthophile. I was just reading up on Leucojum vs. Acis somehere . . . oh wait, that was Todd's article!

Now I find that, in fact, my Acantholinum hokanekeri did not produce any seed at all. What I thought was a single seed was merely a hard "something", common to most of the spent flowers.

Since I didn't even get one seed, I am wondering if Acantholinum is self infertile? I only have one plant and there were insects visiting the blooms daily.

Admittedly a terrible pic, but here be Phemeranthus calycinus.

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Tottori, Japan(Zone 9a)

Sanguisorba officinalis L. in my garden. It's a lovely wildflower.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

I grow my Acis (Leucojum) autumnalis is pots as they are not hardy here...just repotted and started watering them last week. They should be in bloom in about a month, so yours are early in my book! However, the first Cyclamen hederifolium (actually planted in the garden) are showing buds.

North East England, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Yes autumn in fast approaching!

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Say it isn't so!

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Allium sikkimense:

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Dianthus amurensis:

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Cyclamen purpurascens:

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Allium cyaneum:

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Campanula x 'Peter Nix':

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Sanguisorba dodecandra:

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North East England, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Beautiful plants - the sanguisorba is nice. Love the allium but I fear I have lost my specimen..

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

All very nice, Alta. I have several A. sikkimense from seed this year from NARGS. I hope that is what they really are.

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

My sikkimense died but cyaneum is still surviving. Nice show still Alta....I don't have much 'new' blooming.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Not much here either, well I do have Scilla scilloides blooming.

And I also had a nice surprise with Verbascum nigrum. I had even let it go to seed, and it still put out another flush of flowers. This is the June/July bloom:

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

And this is the second flush, one week ago.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

I was just catching up here with some photos from August, as I was negligent in posting! (I have also started a thread for September for the new things for the current month.)

Yes, I have quite a few Verbascum nigrum (also V. blattaria) in bloom throughout the yard. Actually, there is still a fair bit in bloom, though not many new things anymore. V. roripifolium and V. oreophilum have been interesting (and are also still in bloom).... I'll check back to see if I posted them already or not.
My Scilla scilloides will bloom this year - yippee! - unfortunately, it only blooms intermittently, maybe due (as we discussed previously) to less water than it would like.

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

I have never tried Scilla scilloides....never had access to them. I expect the Colchicums will be showing shortly.

Allium tuberosum is out at the moment.

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