Columnea species

harrywitmore(Zone7 NC)March 30, 2008

I'm a newcomer to this forum. Actually didn't know it existed. I have become a nut over Columnea species. They are not the easiest to come by but I have had very good luck growing them. Most are in a growing area where the winter temperatures are about 50F minimum and the humidity is 70% or more most of the time. Most all have or are flowering. Many of the plants I have are still too small to share but many are not. So if anyone is like me and looking for a trading partner in this interesting genus of plants please let me know.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Columnea

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Hi Harry,
I love your columneas, pity you weren't in oz. I have been tryng to get a columnea collection going with seeds from ges soc seed fund.
But can you tell me what is the small plant that i can just see on the "log" inbetween the broms on the pic. that is inserted in place of no image yet?????

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 7:08PM
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harrywitmore(Zone7 NC)

Dee, If you are speaking of the small creeping plant I can't. I took this picture at Fairchild Gardens years ago. It looks like it could be a small fern of Peperomia. It could be a Gessie also.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 7:38AM
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You have some beauties there:) Great looking plants.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 6:58AM
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Hi Harry,

That's quite the collection. I just started into Columnea. I have a number of hybrids but only one species -- C. moorei. I received C. Goldheart for our club sale and have been trying to find out what the bloom color is. Do you know?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 3:06PM
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harrywitmore(Zone7 NC)

My Gold Heart has not flowered but I suspect it's red. My Cascading Beauty (I think) is in full flower now and it's red as is microphylla which may be in the parentage of Gold Heart.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 9:47AM
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