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Old 08-03-2022, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: species that can be crossed

I grew sikkimensis just outside Portland, Oregon at about 700ft elevation for a number of years before moving. I only lost the p-stem one year when I didn't protect it very well, but it came back quickly. All other years it did fine.

I wish I had more appreciation for what I had at the time.

For all I know, it might still be there.

I still get the impression it isn't the easiest plant to find, even in the states, and I suspect what, if any, circulating specimens are around are from seed fairly recently - which I have had no luck germinating - and, as you mentioned, may vary in temperament.

However, this is the place to find such things so hopefully a source with a good, tested hardy cultivar will come forward.

Keep us posted.
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