North American Wildflowers

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Fermi

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North American Wildflowers
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:15:55 AM »
Initially Ipomopsis rubra is a slow growing rosette which suddenly shoots up to flower in orangey-red tubular blooms, good for any humming-birds that might be blown off course and end up here ;D
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David Dickinson

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Re: North American Wildflowers
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 12:01:41 AM »
Your posting inspired me to get seeds which I managed to find at https://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/5989. Thanks Fermi and wish me luck :)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Re: North American Wildflowers
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 02:34:48 PM »
Another wildflower from California is the "Thimble Flower", Gilia capitata.
These are third or fourth generation plants from seed originally from a correspondent in California
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!