Recently discovered species, found in the Salmon River Canyon in Central Idaho. It differs from similar species in the large number of glaucous gray-green leaves forming good-sized rosettes. Very slow growing from seed: the picture below (taken in early July) was the largest of the four surviving seedlings in my first attempt at growing this species from seed (started in late January); it is perhaps 3/8" in diameter. And it didn't survive through the summer. The next year, plantlets developed slightly faster: the photo at right was taken in late April, and the photo at top in mid May, after setting the seedling out into a hypertufa trough. It is gaining a subtly pink coloration to the center of its rosette.
|Stayed tiny and eventually perished in our first attempt to grow it |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from Alplains Jan '13 order. Baggy 35F (8w; 24%G, 32+d) - 70F (7%G, 3d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (10w; good germination, 3-8w)
Difficult to transplant, low survival rate. Stays small for a long time.
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May 18, 2014