Primulina tamiana

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Primulina tamiana

Postby Gabi_Munich » October 1st, 2011, 12:44 am

Primulina tamiana (formerly Chirita tamiana)

My one and only chirita
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Laci » October 1st, 2011, 1:00 am

Gabi did you grow by seeds? :)
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Gabi_Munich » October 1st, 2011, 1:11 am

No, I swapped two small plants from someone in a garden forum.
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby maki01 » October 3rd, 2011, 10:38 pm

My chiritas flower is little different form this one. I will wait to see the other chiritas which I grow from seed .
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » December 17th, 2011, 1:32 am

Gabi_Munich wrote:My one and only chirita

Same here. :)
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A few days ago its flowers fade away, but I have 2 more flower spikes on it. :)
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby SvetlanaBG » December 17th, 2011, 11:52 am

botan, picture is very nice
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby maki01 » December 17th, 2011, 5:51 pm

Welcome botan,

I have only one chirita variety like Gabi. During the hot summer days he was very strong . I love chiritas :lool:
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » December 17th, 2011, 7:33 pm

Welcome maki01. :) Chiritas are really great indeed and I wouldn't miss the opportunity to get some other varieties. Image
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Gabi » March 5th, 2012, 9:51 pm

..und meine Chirita tamiana blüht so.

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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » March 29th, 2012, 7:45 pm

Mine had a mutant flower. :mrgreen:
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » July 20th, 2012, 10:52 pm

And now she is ...albino. :lol:
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I self pollinate all the flowers, we will see what will came from this. :geek:
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Laci » July 22nd, 2012, 12:56 am

The same happened here with the flowers :-) I think it must be the heat only :lool:
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » July 31st, 2012, 8:00 pm

Maybe, but maybe not. confused:
I have some seedlings and one of them just opened blossom with a typical coloration. We will see. I self pollinate the albino flowers in any case. :mrgreen: Second flower stalk open buds on my old tamiana and it has semi-albino flowers. Also I note that the flowers didn't drop after pollination, which is not typical.
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Laci » August 6th, 2012, 12:00 am

It's a really stable species, and usually selfpollinates itself. I'm really curious what's coming up in the first generation seedling. Dilara had sown seeds, but as I remember all bloomed true.
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » August 6th, 2012, 2:03 am

I sow some tamiana seeds too, I was experimenting with intergeneric crosses, and it tuns out that the she just self pollinate, giving me a fake hopes but also giving me some very important dates:

Pollinating: 06.12.11 (I did it then and on the next morning I found the flower on my floor so this must be the date +-2/3 days)
Collecting seeds: 26-27.01.12 (2 dates because there was two seed pods)
Sowing: 27-28.01.12
Germinating: 07.02.12 (then i saw the first one)
First bloomed: 27.07.12

The seed pods mature quick, they self ripped, and they bloom very soon, so we will see in a half an year. :) I take this "It's a really stable species" as a challenge! 8-) :D
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby illustrator » November 3rd, 2012, 8:36 pm

Ocasionally Primula tamiana has some irregular flowers with a petal too many or one fewer than the normal 5. Now it did something more spectacular: a star-shaped or in botaniocal terminology "peloric" flower! This is just one "wrong" flower, the plant is otherwise flowering entirely normal. But I thought that it is interesting to show anyway :mrgreen: Because of the long tube-shape it was difficult to make a picture that is more or less in focus.

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And some normal flowers from the same plant:

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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby botan » November 4th, 2012, 3:38 pm

Laci, the white flowers didn't produce seeds but I have some from flowers with very pale blue lines, I had forgotten them until now.
Paul very interesting! great:
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby illustrator » April 19th, 2013, 10:31 am

This particular plant keeps growing peloric flowers, maybe one out of 10 flowers is peloric and untill now not more than one per flowers-stalk (together with normal flowers but opening somewhat later). I am suspecting that the plant is a chimera of some kind and will try to fix the trait of peloric flowers. One of the peloric flowers selfed, from this flower I have now a bunch of seedlings. Next I plan to set leaves, for which I plan to take the ones associated with the flower-stalk which produced a peloric flower.

I think both ways are largely a chance effect, and both take time. We'll see :?:

Does anyone else have peloric flowers in Primulina tamiana?
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Laci » April 23rd, 2013, 12:15 am

I was growing Primulina tamiana before, but the flowers were ok. Now I'm also having it in my collection, since the gesneriad society's welcome pack contained a few seeds of this variety too :-)
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Re: Primulina tamiana

Postby Gabi_Munich » April 28th, 2015, 1:05 am

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