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    Various Drosera seed wanted/hoped for :) Do you have these please?

    Hi

    I have been hunting around various seed selling web sites in the hope of expanding my meagre Drosera collection into something more exotic. Then it occurred to me that I ought to ask you guys first...yes?!

    Does anyone please have any of the following Droserae (or similar) and is willing to post seed to Australia? (Easy import; almost no restrictions)

    - affinis
    - anglica
    - ascendens (red forms)
    - auriculata

    - capensis (red forms)
    - carbarup
    - cistiflora (red forms/flowers)

    - eneabba A (red)
    - erythrorhiza, squamosa

    - fulva

    - intermedia (red forms)

    - kaieteurensis

    - lake badgerup
    - lasiantha

    - macrantha ssp planchonii
    - madagascariensis
    - mandorah
    - menziesii ssp menziesii
    - meristocaulis

    - oblanceolota Sunset Peak
    - omissa (red form)

    - paleacea
    - pallida
    - paradoxica
    - parvula
    - peltata (red form)
    - platypoda
    - purpurascens
    - pygmaea (and crosses)

    - roseanna

    - sargentii
    - stelliflora
    - stolonifera


    Thank you!
    Last edited by Delilah; 09-29-2013 at 04:03 AM.

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    Anyone ?

    Nooo ?

    OK...

    [skulks off dejectedly; gets over it months later]

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    I'll have a lot of D. roseana and paleacea gemmae soon

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    A lot of what you're looking for is available from Allen Lowrie who is also in Australia.

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    Ooh, Wire Man, that sounds good.

    Cth, I have never come across Allen Lowrie before but after much searching unearthed his catalogue. It has lots and lots of awesome stuff but is extremely expensive! $10 per seed packet + $20 just to mail them locally. I'd go broke buying from him.

    It's actually much cheaper to buy Australian seed from overseas and import. It's a very common problem for all Australian goods - prices jacked up sky high due to lack of competition and supply. What a shame. I would really like to acquire Drosera locally but no-one here seems to sell viable seed, other than Allen who's so $$$.

    Oh well.

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    I have a lot of seeds of the temperate form of Drosera intermedia. About 5 flower stalks with 6-8 seed pods each.
    I also have Drosera anglica and Drosera capensis but they don't have any seeds at the moment (I sowed the surplus of my capensis seeds some weeks ago and they are all germinating now).

    The earliest anglica and capensis seeds will only be next year. I'll see if I could send you some intermedia seeds.

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    http://theauscpforum.lefora.com
    That's an Australian carn forum, they have a trade/buy section and are pretty good, also if you join a society like the Victorian or Au (NSW) society you can get some of these from the seed banks plus some nice journals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    What a shame. I would really like to acquire Drosera locally but no-one here seems to sell viable seed, other than Allen who's so $$$.
    Just curious - what makes you believe that seed acquired outside Oz would have better viability?

    Fleabay seed sellers are notorious for selling seed they know will never sprout. There is at least one Euro grower who gives/sells his useless seed to a buddy who then offers it on Fleabay. Afaik - no one has ever got any to germinate. Unless you personally know someone who has had specific seed sprout from an online seller - I'd avoid them like the plague.

    In addition to the ICPS seedbank (here in USA), there are several CP societies in Oz - some of them have seeds available but they all have growers who are likely to share some of their surplus with other interested growers. Clubs / societies are great places to meet folks w/ similar interests & pick up seeds or plants during the meetings. They also have regular fieldtrips to see cool plants in the wild.
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