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Started by: ian mcdonald

Does anyone know of a supplier of Narthecium ossifragum?

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Contribution from John Richards 03 February 2015, 12:42top / bottom of page

Narthecium ossifragum is locally common around here in Northumberland. It always grows in sopping wet sphagnum moss, usually with very acidic water flow. Even if these conditions could be met in cultivation, it is a notoriously shy flowerer and in some sites and many years it hardly flowers at all. I suspect it has to be very happy to flower. As you probably know it is not listed in the 'Plant Finder', but according to the SRGC website, December 25th 2008, the Dutchman Martjin Jansen grew it then in his wet sphagnum bed.

Contribution from John Good 03 February 2015, 18:15top / bottom of page

There are some lovely stands of this in Cwm Idwal, among many other places in N. Wales, but the best I have seen for flowering density are at Cwm Idwal.



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