Buttonia superba

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Hi Lloyd - Where did you find a source for this one?! Lovely, and great to see it growing! Looks like you've made a thread for each of your species. Good! I look forward to the progress reports.
 

H2O

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Woah, that’s quite the flower!!!!! How long do they last for? How difficult was this from seed to flowering? Would love to try it one day.
 

Lloyd Gordon

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The flowers faded after a day but that might be because I pollinated them right away. It took me about 8 years to get a flower. The hardest part was figuring out the host.
 

Apoplast

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Hi Lloyd,

I've come out of hiding (okay the distraction that comes with having small children) for this. Amazing! That is quite the accomplishment. Congrats!!! That's a very nice Orobanchaceae flower too. Even with my love or red flowers, I still can only think of one other species in the family I might have a preference to get blooming in cultivation: Diphelypaea tournefortii. But, even that one only has a slight edge. I'm really impressed!
 
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Lloyd Gordon

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I tried to get Diphelypaea tournefortii seeds and it was impossible. It's a very interesting plant.
 

H2O

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Well here is the start to my attempt! I’m have 4 plants, 2 large and 2 small. I’ve sown seeds into one of each size and I want to see if the Buttonia negatively effect the plants enough for a noticeable growth difference.
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Thanks again for the seed Lloyd!
 

Lloyd Gordon

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I hope the seeds germinate. They were self pollinated. I'm hoping my second plant will flower so I can cross pollinate for possibly better germination.
 
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