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What's your latest mini acquisition?

Posted by marguerite Ireland (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 27, 11 at 15:06

Mine is Silene acaulis, which I bought yesterday. It's a little plump cushion of foliage dotted with tiny pink flowers. Some books say it's hard to get to flower, but I bought mine with flowers on already. Apparently the plant survives in cold climates by building up amazing central heating in the cushion of leaves, many of which are from previous years. The more I learn about the smallest plants, the more respect I feel for them,
I'd love to hear about your new purchases.

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RE: What's your latest mini acquisition?

Unfortunately, my newest didn't survive the recent heatwave in the upper 90F (37C).

Abies lasciocarpa 'Steven's Blue'



RE: What's your latest mini acquisition?

Hinoki False Cypress 'Harbari' 10" tall; will take 10 years to grow 12"


RE: What's your latest mini acquisition?

My only Silene acaulis plants I grew from seed. There were supposed to be something else, though. They bloom sparingly as alpines go, but still sufficiently. Unlike many bun forming alpine, this silene will remain tight and hard, even at low elevations with hot weather.

My latest acquisition would be some cactus, Coryphantha vivipara grown from seed collected in Wyoming. It definitely has a different look, compared to the same species natively growing in South Dakota.

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