I've grown C. acaulis off and on through the years. Time for a different species! This one, from southern Europe and western Asia, should be larger, and still prickly. What am I getting myself into?
||Carlina elegans; Carlina thracica
||well-drained soil, drought-tolerant
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Several of last year's seedlings survived a full season, and have taken up residence in our rock garden annex. Hopefully flowers soon...
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Julie Watts||Sep 29, 2013||Hi Rob! Have you ever grown a Carlina Corymbosa? I am attempting to get a water colour painting done of this Mediterranean plant for a friend in Cyprus, whose restaurant is called Karlina's, named after the plant (spelled differently - in error! ). However, the artist, who has agreed to help, is having difficulty finding a picture from which to guide her.|
Unfortunately, my plants never made it through their first winter – so I have no photos of a mature plant.
- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (78%G, 4-6d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (78%G, 4-6d)
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