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RE: lime loving plants

Never heard that one myself.  Kitty - great start - many thanks!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 11 Feb 2004 00:18:26 -0500

>"Bearded Twitch?"  Did I miss something for the "Beard garden?"  I couldn't
>find anything (plant wise) by that common name.  Anyone else have a guess at
>a botanical name?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Kitty
>Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12:23 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] lime loving plants
>Here's some googles.....
>The limestone makes the soil calcium rich and provides a suitable habitat
>for certain lime-loving plants such as Rock Rose, Thyme, Wild Strawberry and
>Bottle Sedge. Rarer lime loving plants are Astragalus and Northern Felwort.
>Some lime-loving plants such as flowering cherries...
>Watch your pH. Trying to grow lime-loving plants (lavender, pinks,
>If you have alkaline soil choose lime loving plants,...There are several
>varieties of Clematis you will enjoy, hebes are not fussy and poppy's and
>meconopsis will run riot in an alkaline garden.
>grow lime loving plants ...Some of the most popular alpine plants like the
>Edelwei_ (Leontopodium alpinum), the Auricula (Primula auricula) or the
>Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus) belong to them...
>Care must be taken with lime loving plants, like pinks....
>Calcicole (lime loving) plants include Fraxinus (Ash), Honeysuckle
>(Lonicera), Buddleia, Cornus spp (dogwoods), and Clematis spp...
>Some plants associated with the Carboniferous limestone and also the
>lime-rich sandstones of Lough Navar Forest:
>Asplenium marinum
>Asplenium ruta-muraria
>Asplenium viride
>Equisetum pratense
>Polystichum lonchitis
>Trichomanes speciosum
>Arabis hirsuta
>Briza media
>Dryas octopetala
>Euphrasia salisburgensis
>Juniperus communis
>Meconopsis cambrica
>Orthilia secunda
>Polypodium cambricum
>Pseudorchis albida
>Pyrola media
>Pyrola minor
>Saxifraga aizoides
>Sedum rosea
>Sesleria caerulea
> Alkaline soil suits lime-loving plants such as alpines and many vegetables,
>especially brassicas (kale, rape, swede and turnip). ...
>with such lime-loving species as quaking grass, field scabious and salad
>burnet... more lime-loving species, including musk thistles which attracted
>several butterflies.
> The following lime-loving species live in this habitat:
>Ostrya virginiana hop hornbeam
>Ranunculus abortivus small flowered crowfoot
>Hapatica americana hepatica
>Geranium robertianum herb Robert
>and saw such lime-loving plants as the three Spleenworts, Asplenium
>adiantum-nigrum, A. trichomanes and A. ruta-muraria, Stone Bramble, Early
>Purple Orchid, Hoary Whitlow Grass and Downy Oat, but it was pleasant to see
>also such things as Bearded Twitch, Geulder Rose and Upright Currant....
>Some calcicole plants like the Early Purple Orchid are quite rare.
>Well, that's a start anyway.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:40 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] lime loving plants
>> Anyone have any favorites that really like limey soil? A friend at work
>> wants to plant a garden but the soil is very alkaline which is not the
>> case here. She's also just North of here, probably borderline zones 7
>> and 8. Not much she can do to amend it because she gets run off from a
>> trailer park or something that keeps it that way....
>> I've got a book w/ a list of such but darned if I can find it right now!!
>> thanks y'all!
>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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