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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #195 on: September 10, 2019, 01:23:21 PM »
Hesperantha coccinea grows outdoors in the garden here in the UK and flowers well in late summer and autumn here. We have two colour variants, but the pink is marginally less vigorous.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #196 on: September 11, 2019, 01:49:21 PM »
Not sure why this has taken so long to flower, though I may have missed it before this!
Galaxia (now Moraea) versicolor from Gordon Summerfield's seeds in 2010!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #197 on: September 12, 2019, 01:38:44 PM »
I think that this is Galaxia (Moraea) fugacissima. We saw it flowering on the roadside on the way to Bendigo recently.
We got some years ago from a native plant nursery! Actually the owner knew they were "interlopers" and allowed us to dig some up from the pathways. This one came up in another pot!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #198 on: September 23, 2019, 08:19:50 PM »
Lachenalia pygmea and pusilla

 

 

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #199 on: September 23, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
Fermi I hate to correct an expert like yourself but it is Bulbinella eburniflora. It really used to upset Pauline Perry with whom I worked at the end of her life. Eburnifolia doesn't make sense. The error started in somebody's seed list and keeps recurring.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #200 on: September 24, 2019, 07:46:28 AM »
Hi Erle,
no problems! I'm relying on my unreliable memory ;D
I'll correct the entry
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #201 on: September 26, 2019, 08:41:50 PM »
The  Pacific Bulb Society  has  a  newly  updated  page - by  Bert  Zaalberg -  on  Massonia - see  it  here:
https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Massonia
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #202 on: October 03, 2019, 03:05:26 PM »
Fermi I hate to correct an expert like yourself ...
Erle,
I should have added that my favourite quote from friends who hated being called experts was that "x" is an unknown quantity and "a spurt" is just a drip under pressure!  ;D

Here is a small colony of a moraea I originally got as Moraea aristata though I can't be sure that it's not a hybrid
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #203 on: October 03, 2019, 06:18:34 PM »
Fermi, hybrid or not, it is a stunning display... if only they withstood US Zone 6 winters!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #204 on: October 04, 2019, 05:59:19 AM »
Fermi, hybrid or not, it is a stunning display... if only they withstood US Zone 6 winters!
Hi Gordon,
someone from South Africa on Instagram says it looks like the straight species.
I wish meconopsis would survive our climate ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #205 on: October 04, 2019, 01:37:28 PM »
Me too! The sole seedling I managed to produce from Meconopsis Lingholm seed, grew for two years, almost to flowering size, berfore turning black and perishing in our summer heat.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #206 on: October 07, 2019, 12:16:18 PM »
Hi Gordon,
if they don't survive your summers!....
Here are a couple of very dark sparaxis.
The one with hardly any yellow in the centre is possibly what I think used to be called Strepanthera (twisted anthers)
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #207 on: October 07, 2019, 12:20:32 PM »
Here are a couple of very dark sparaxis.
The one with hardly any yellow in the centre is possibly what I think used to be called Strepanthera (twisted anthers)
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   Oh my!  These  are  yummy! I love their  velvety  appearance.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #208 on: October 07, 2019, 12:44:48 PM »
   Oh my!  These  are  yummy! I love their  velvety  appearance.
I definitely agree, Maggi, two of my favourite flavours combined: Wine and Chocolate! ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #209 on: October 07, 2019, 01:02:36 PM »
I definitely agree, Maggi, two of my favourite flavours combined: Wine and Chocolate! ;D



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