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Celmisia spectabilis

Posted by Robert Yorkshire (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 3, 04 at 2:58

Has anyone had experience of growing this New Zealand alpine? I came across the variety called 'Eggleston Silver' when I visited Eggleston (County Durham, UK) itself but I understand that the plant is rather fussy about drainage and in the UK many people have trouble keeping it alive. At Eggleston it seems to thrive producing wonderful white daisy-like flowers. Can anyone recomment any other varieties?

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RE: Celmisia spectabilis

Celmisia semicordata is (I quote) the easiest celmisia to grow, more tolerant than most of heat and dry conditions but likes ample summer moisture. Zones 7-9.

Large rosettes, silvery leaves, white flowers. One of the largest growing. From low to medium altitudes in the South Island.

Moist, well-drained, gritty,acid soil - and an umbrella! They look pretty grumpy after a wet summer!

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