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Petunia patagonica
« on: January 17, 2012, 06:54:39 AM »
I happened to encounter a picture of Petunia patagonica and I fell in love with this plant!

Before this, the only petunia that I knew was an annual plant that everyone used for hanging baskets. When I saw the pictures of patagonica, I was stunned. :o  Does anyone have an idea where I could purchase some seed? Assuming it's not restricted, I would love to give it a try...
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 07:04:36 AM »
If you find any please let me know too!!!
I am not obsessive when it comes to plant shopping, I just want two of everything....

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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 08:27:36 AM »
Just to illustrate this topic.

Petunia patagonica


An incredible image of this species can be found on this excellent link:-

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/stationalpinejosephfourier/tags/planteencoussin/
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 08:33:09 AM by ranunculus »
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 08:46:44 AM »
It's South American isn't it? I'm sure it appeared once or twice in the fabulous Flores and Watson collections or Pern and Watson. John Watson anyway. Probably best bet would be that company that sells Chilean seed.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 09:55:23 AM »
Brian Ellis, Brooke, Norfolk UK. altitude 30m Mintemp -8C

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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 10:31:08 AM »
The Station Alpine Joseph Fournier/the Jardin du Lauteret have some great albums on flickr also... from the gardens and from the travels of the staff.... lots from South America ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stationalpinejosephfourier/collections/
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 10:34:19 AM »
Ooh yes, far more interesting to see it in the wild Maggi - and Cliff, cheers :D
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 10:43:59 AM »
While the show plants are nice, the colour  (and size) of the one shown from Cliff's link
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/stationalpinejosephfourier/3077117658/    ( direct link saves you waiting for the whole page to load)   is something quite  "other"... yummy plant!
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 11:13:53 AM »
Here are some pictures from the Santa Cruz Province in December 2011. It is very different how much Petunia patagonica flower every year. There were not many in bloom this season but we found a few. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 11:39:48 AM »
Hi Kirsten... GREAT photos! Good trip, huh?!!  8)
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 11:46:02 AM »
Wow :o :o
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 01:25:22 PM »
Fantastic sight, Kirsten.
I never ceased to be amazed at the pics I see on this forum.
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 05:29:13 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 07:13:49 AM »
Thanks, everyone, for your pictures and links! I've been drooling over all of them; while I'm waiting for a reply from a Chilean company (thanks for the suggestion,  Lesley!) I was wondering if anyone knew of any other places where these seeds might potentially be available...
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Re: Petunia patagonica
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 02:06:07 PM »
It's just cruel when you should be out weeding to be tantalised by all these amazing images on Cliff's link! Some of these cushion species are astonishing and presumably of a very great age.
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