Shoal Creek Succulents group@shoalcreeksucculents.com
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 03:57:54 PDT
Thanks Leo.

I have some active flowers now, so I am going to pollinate them just for the
heck of it.  

Best regards, Lisa

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Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 11:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Lewisia

Dylan asked me

> Can you not grow the tuberous Talinum species (caffrum, whitei, 
> angustifolium etc.) in Phoenix?

Yes, we can grow Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia, Portulaca and Talinum. It's
the lewisias that I (and others) have trouble getting through our summers.

Lisa wrote

> Some of the newly acquired Lewisia are blooming; I don't know if they 
> require separate plants for pollination to be successful; but I'll 
> give it a try anyway.

All the Portulacaceae I have grown are not only self-fertile, but
self-pollinating. A few are greenhouse weeds under some circumstances. I
can't speak to Lewisia.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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