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Happy/sad. The sweet bitterness of monocarpism

wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,537
I've been growing this saxifraga longifolia for about 5 years now knowing that when it flowers it will be spectacular but will also kill the plant. It looks like this is the year. :| It was supposed to be planted out but I never got around to it...

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,600
    Seeds then?  I like your pots!
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I have a collection of Sempervivum and the flowered rosettes die after flowering.Usually I have plenty of pups but last year a couple of my new editions flowered without producing any first  :(
    The variety 'Sioux' is getting ready to flower.The flowers are quite beautiful if you take the time to look!

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,537
    Obelixx said:
    Seeds then?  I like your pots!
    Thanks. I keep them in a toddler resistant enclosure to try and prevent them getting broken. :#  Seeds may be an option and they are supposed to be self-fertile but apparently they hybridise fairly easily so I might not end up with the same plant. Worth a go though I hope. I'm amazed it survived the vine weevils to even reach the flowering stage.
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,537
    It's starting to put on a show now.
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