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Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2006
11:22 PM

Post #2270241

Here is a little lewisia I completely forgot about. It was poking up through some Anacyclus depressus that has seeded into a shadier area.

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Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2006
11:24 PM

Post #2270245

Yep these others will be some more desert/dryland plants. This is the smallest globe mallow, Sphaeralcea ceaspitosa.

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Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2006
11:26 PM

Post #2270248

This little mat Eriogonum was labeled E. ovalifolium, but it's more of a mat compared to other E. ovalifolium that I've grown. I like this one because of the bits of pink in the blooms.

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



May 12, 2006
10:03 AM

Post #2271510

Ahhh...the Eriogonums. I saw loads of them in rock garden throughout Denver. I've tried just E. niveum...made it 3 years before expiring.
Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2006
9:27 PM

Post #2273219

It seems to me that Eriogonum can be like that. I've had a couple up and die on me after about 3 years and some even after one year. I like the fact that there are so many different varieties to choose from. All of mine(just a couple) are just starting to bloom or will be shortly.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2006
9:54 AM

Post #2274718

Very nice. I've never tried Lewisia's - how difficult are they?
Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2006
10:41 PM

Post #2276312

I've only grown a couple, and they seem to be fairly easy. Given a good draining soil and filtered light they seem to be quite easy to please. Here in Utah they prefer an eastern exposure. I let mine get early morning sun and pretty much full shade/bright shade the rest of the day.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 14, 2006
2:12 PM

Post #2277953

In the UK, drainage will be the main concern (just like my area). I grow most of mine in pots that are overwintered in a cold frame to save them from excess rain and snow. I have one outside that is growing in mostly grit with just a little compost added.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2006
12:59 PM

Post #2281540

Thanks, I might just have a go!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2006
12:52 PM

Post #2298926

I cover mine over the winter and they seem to survive the winter rains here.

I can't believe I missed all these new threads!

Tam

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