Gesneriads in Europe

Gesneriads in Europe

Postby Laci » May 30th, 2011, 10:21 am

illustrator wrote:There are very few so you can easily search for them one by one with google:

Ramonda myconi
Ramonda serbica
Ramonda nataliae
Haberlea rhodopensis
Haberlea fernandi-coburgii
Jankaea heldreichii


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http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/863/
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby Valkiria » July 25th, 2011, 4:35 pm

I fall in love with these wild, outdoor, European, hard African Violets relatives :shock:
I would like to grow some at my parents' garden, in the back yard of our building of flats. :roll:
Paul, sometime, somedays, consider me an amatour for a piece of leave even. :oops:
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby illustrator » March 18th, 2012, 10:21 am

As far as I understand it, it is a lot easier to grow them from seeds. I have problems keeping my R. myconi moist enough, they are surviving untill now, but not well enough to give away leaves. Sorry.

For seeds try to contact/find nurseries and enthousiasts of Alpine plants, not gesneriad nurseries.
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby botan » March 18th, 2012, 11:54 am

If your R. myconi isn't in the garden you may try with wick watering. :)
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby avisrapax » March 18th, 2012, 2:23 pm

I am hoping I can get my hands on some of these - though the Jankaea is proving all but impossible =( I have found a nursery which sells small plants, though, which I want to try as from seed to flower can be 5 years for Ramonda, I have been told =s
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby illustrator » March 18th, 2012, 2:32 pm

No, they are outside, of course. I think that I should mix in clay in the soil, now they are in normal potting soil which dries out too soon. But I hesitate to replant them because it is still freezing at night.

I am trying with the most common species now, and only when this one is doing well I want to try to obtain others. Doesn't make sense to get something very rare and kill it very soon then ...
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby SvetlanaBG » March 21st, 2012, 3:16 pm

Haberlea rodopensis Velen
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from my forum my plants http://flowerland.mybb.ru/viewtopic.php?id=101

More information from my site http://flowerland.alle.bg/%D0%B3%D0%B5% ... %B2%D0%B8/

Sowed the seeds of Ramonda myconi Reichenb.Waiting for results.
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby Valkiria » March 22nd, 2012, 1:59 pm

Svetlana, they look just great! You have sowed seeds and obtained these plants? How long did it took, from seeds to these plants?
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Re: Gesneriads in Europe

Postby SvetlanaBG » March 22nd, 2012, 3:29 pm

Seeds of Ramonda myconi have the Botanical Gardens.
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