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Hans J

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Dietes first flowers
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:15:45 PM »
Thanks Anthony Darby I have received in 2015 some seeds of Dietes iridiodes ( we have swap )...
The Germination was well and I have now a pot full with plants ...
Yesterday I have seen a bud ...and today it is open

What a nice surprise !

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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 12:35:06 AM »
That is wonderful Hans. Sorry I have not been on the Forum lately.
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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 08:47:32 AM »
Well, well, well! Who's this ;D
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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 11:55:17 AM »
my Dietes don't flower, they barely survive.  perhaps I should place them in full sun ?
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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 03:56:46 PM »
my Dietes don't flower, they barely survive.  perhaps I should place them in full sun ?

Yes, full sun and much water.
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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 05:13:18 AM »
Hi David  ;)

Full sun and lots of heat. We have three species: iridioides; grandiflora and bicolor growing, often as barriers, at the edges of carparks. The council occasionally trim them flat at about knee height with a hedge trimmer.  ???

Dietes grandiflora and bicolor flowers last a few days, but iridioides only lasts a day. I don't grow any.
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Re: Dietes first flowers
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 12:10:02 PM »
Yes, full sun and much water.
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Thank you Jim.  I will see how they react to proper growing conditions now :-)
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