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Mam senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:55 pm

These seem to stay open whatever the weather
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:06 pm

Stays open at night too...
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by el48tel » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:15 pm

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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Mike P » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:44 am

Lovely. Definite senilis envy forming.
When did it start offsetting?
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Tony R » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:41 am

More to add to Mike's 'senilis envy' .....

Some of my seedlings in the past have flowered when very young. Yes, once the flowers open, they stay open, no mechanism for them to close.

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This is a friend's plant that had more frilly flowers.

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This is a photo I took of Hamish McKelvie's plant in Glasgow, with most unusual magenta-coloured flowers rather than scarlet.
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Then, of course, there is Diane's marvellous white-flowered plant seen on the Forum recently:
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:43 am

The earliest picture I have on my phone is March 2017 when it has one small offset formed the previous year.
I sowed the seed in April 2009 so it was 7 years old before it started to clump. It really needs a repot this year which I am dreading 😬
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:44 am

Nice photos Tony 😀. I notice that it often doesn’t flower from all the heads in a clump and your photos seem to back that up. Perhaps they need to get to a critical size first
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Post by Mike P » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:06 pm

I don’t know who owned the one in JP’s book but that is covered in flowers from multiple heads.
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:43 pm

Even so if you look at the photos carefully you can spot heads that don’t appear to have flowers. The first photo has a flower colour similar to the magenta shade that Tony posted
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Re: Mam senilis

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:53 pm

If anyone is interested, I have some spare tiny seedlings of the white flowered one. PM me with your offers for swaps! :smile:
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