Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:36:02 PDT
I received seed of Aristea sp. (Platberg, 1500m) from Panayoti Kelaidis in 3/97.  It germinated in 3 months and went on to bloom 4 years later (in an alpine house that went as low as 5 deg. F), with fleeting, fleeting blue flowers in July.  It is perhaps 20cm high.  It carries on now (I just went out to check -- it's very easily disregarded) in a somewhat warmer space, to 15 deg F.  
With all this fuss, it can expect to have more attention paid to it.

Jim Jones

Lexington, MA   

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