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Townsendias
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:49:30 PM »
The warm and sunny weather in the last time was irresistible for my Townsendias
which resulted in profuse flowering.
Townsendia spec. is from AGS seeds, similar to T. condensata and an absolute beauty.
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 09:07:54 PM »
Townsendia spec. is from AGS seeds, similar to T. condensata and an absolute beauty. 

I'm looking into the identity of this Townsendia, it may be T condensata, scapigera or spathulata?  I am also researching couple of other Townsendias and I will post here when I get any results

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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 08:09:43 PM »
I have had a reply from the donor of the Townsendia sp.  It was collected in Alberta, and it is probably Townsendia condensata.  The donor says that the plant is growing exactly as it does in the wild, and is reliably biennial, so do save the seed!
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 04:37:14 PM »
Seems a while since we discussed these cute daisies, so........

Here are three photos, of the Pryor Mountains form of Townsendia spathulata taken in the wild by Brian Welzenbach.
 
The photos were kindly passed to me by Graham Nicholls who got seed of this one  from Brian.  (and the 'Cottonballs' form recently featured in the International Rock Gardener :  No. 5 May 2010 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

Great little plants and super photos: thanks to Brian Welzenbach!  8)



 Townsendia spathulata Pryor Mtns form

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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 07:53:12 PM »
these are all great!
love those fuzzy ones, and great to see a form from alberta.. would love to stumble on those! suspect it would be south and high!
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 01:49:58 AM »
A superb plant, and a great little phlox there too. :D
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 08:18:49 AM »
Wonderful photos thanks to Brian Welzenbach and to Maggi for showing them here.  The close up shot is terrific and yes I agree "fuzzy" and "cute" - a real winner!
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 09:28:32 PM »
Another townsendia, in the garden, label long lost. And another, probably T. montana.
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 10:21:40 PM »
These little daisies are immensely photogenic, aren't they?
I'm making a summer resolution to remember to seek them out in this year's seed exchanges..... I keep forgetting how lovely they are and the ones we were growing in our "American" raised bed got eaten alive by assorted chomping pests and not replaced when the bed underwent a re-vamp some time ago..... :'(
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 10:25:03 PM »
They're wonderfully easy to grow and what could be more charming than daisies underfoot?  Unfortunately, they're not long-lived here in the northeast except for T. montana which also self-sows.
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 11:18:53 PM »
I've have seedlings in one of my troughs but they have never flowered ???
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 09:42:59 PM »
Very nice Townsendia's in this topic.
Also like this Townsendia hookeri ,even when not in flower.
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 12:40:59 AM »
Oh no some more plants to fall in love with, there is something about daisys, they just remind me of little happy faces  :) I remeber seeing one at the Aberdeen Show. Are they really hard to grow from seed?

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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 06:08:04 PM »
astragalus,

I noticed in the first two pictures you last posted, 01-08-2010, that they both have a phillips screw in the upper left hand corner.  Is there any significance to the screw?

Rob
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Re: Townsendias
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 06:18:23 PM »
Angie,

I've sown Townsendia parryi, T. rothrockii, T. alpigenia, T. excarpa and T. incana over the last couple of years and the only kind that I wasn't able to germinate was T. incana.  All the others germinated in between 7 and 21 days @ 20C.  I sowed them in a basic soil-less mix and transplanted them to a more free draining soil after they were big enough to do so.  So all in all they were quite straight forward.

One of my T. alpigenia flowered this year but before I could collect the resulting seed it was harvested by a squirrel.  I'm hoping to have better luck with the rest.

Regards,

Rob
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