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Rimmer de Vries

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #165 on: June 02, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Cyrtanthus sp?  This has been passed around the Pacific Bulb Society BX as offsets that the donor originally got from John Lavanos. It has never bloomed for the donor but it is blooming for me today. As a large pink bloom.
Does anyone know the identify?

I think it is a large Habranthus that got mixed in?
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 06:54:19 PM by Rimmer de Vries »
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #166 on: June 14, 2019, 08:51:15 PM »
This may be way out of sequence.

Haemanthus humilis. Was safely tucked away in the cool basement and I notice growth.  Put it outside and flowered it's head off.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #167 on: June 19, 2019, 08:25:15 AM »
Nothing "humble" about that Haemanthus, Arnold!
Quite a beauty.
Gladiolus dalenii flowers late in the season so is at the mercy of the frosts - these have escaped so far!
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #168 on: June 19, 2019, 11:23:05 AM »
Fermi:

thanks, my G. daleni always comes into growth at the wrong time and withers and never flowers.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #169 on: June 29, 2019, 05:25:26 PM »
cyrtanthus Spiralis- soooo pleasedthis bloomed. Survived red spider mite attack

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #170 on: July 18, 2019, 09:45:56 AM »
Hesperanthus humilis in flower in the middle of winter
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #171 on: July 28, 2019, 01:04:43 AM »
 Eucomis zambesiaca native to southern Africa, from Zimbabwe through Malawi to the Limpopo Province of South Africa
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #172 on: August 04, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »
Dipcadi viride - odd sort of twisted flowers.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #173 on: August 08, 2019, 01:06:16 AM »
Here are two pics of the same clone of Gladiolus cardinalis taken two years apart. The difference in colour is not a trick of the light or computer so why are they so different? The first is when the clump was in a pot, the second in its second year in the rockery.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #174 on: August 08, 2019, 02:48:41 AM »
Here are two pics of the same clone of Gladiolus cardinalis taken two years apart. The difference in colour is not a trick of the light or computer so why are they so different? The first is when the clump was in a pot, the second in its second year in the rockery.
Hi Anthony,
The first pic looks like the G.tristis hybrid rather than the species. Did you get any of the hybrids at any stage? I find G.tristis seems to pop up in a lot of pots! The spawn are very small and are easily transferred
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #175 on: August 09, 2019, 01:33:36 PM »
Cyrtanthis elstus x montanus from PBS BX 330 (Dec 2012) as small offsets. First time in bloom. In a 9 tall pot
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #176 on: August 09, 2019, 04:27:08 PM »
All gone now

I have just 3 South African bulbs for sale on eBay this year:

Eriospermum dregei
Massonia citrina
Strumaria karooica

You can find them listed by using this shortcut: http://ebay.eu/1n3uCgm


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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #177 on: August 10, 2019, 11:04:23 AM »
Hi Fermi

As I only started with one corm of Gladiolus cardinalis, the photographs show the same clone two years apart.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #178 on: August 11, 2019, 11:36:03 AM »
Hi Anthony,
have a look at the G.cardinalis hybrid:
https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/GladiolusHybrids

We used to consider it a Gladiolus tristis hybrid, G. colvillei
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #179 on: August 12, 2019, 02:12:28 AM »
Interesting. Very like the first photo, but why do my plants now look so different? It's the same plant, just in a different situation. No idea what the parentage is, except I got a corm from a New Zealand grower about five years ago and it has multiplied.
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