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Tim Harberd

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Pleione 2020
« on: January 28, 2020, 01:52:09 PM »
Just finishing the potting up…. A bit late I know, but at least the roots haven’t started to move!

Particularly please with the number of Vesuvius bulbs which seem to have two flower buds.. Not long now!

Has anyone else wondered about the ‘purity’ of P.formosana ‘Claire’ ? Bulbs here photographed on a centimetre grid.. Just for sheer size, they look like hybrids.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 06:39:11 PM »
A bit late to finish putting up?  I haven’t started yet!
As for Clare, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that a lot of the formosana clones are hybrids, although that raises the question of what is the other parent as there is not supposed to be any other species nearby.

Steve Garvie

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 01:20:19 PM »
A couple of late-flowering Pleione from earlier this month:

Pleione praecox var. reichenbachiana


Pleione vietnamensis
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 09:05:11 AM »
First flowering of the new season:

Pleione humilis Violet Lip -quite a few flowers are still to open.
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 11:40:11 AM »
Stunning photos as usual Steve.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 07:32:07 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with using Aubiose, marketed as a bedding material for horses, as a potting medium for pleiones?
I use aubiose for my chicken coops, and noticed that the fibres are very reluctant to decompose. It is hemp fibre and appears to be very inert. Older compost-3 to 4 year old- degrades into a peaty/ coco-fibery substance. The usual struggle to find proper bark and moss for my pleiones made me wonder about using this; I planted some surplus bulbs in a pot of 1 year old hemp-compost. I'll post the result in autumn

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 10:24:09 PM »
Pleione humilis -a nice form with red and a hint of yellow on the lip. It flowers later than the violet-lipped form.


Pleione forrestii -I can never get this species to flower en masse. This bulb is one of at least 10 in the pot which have flower buds -all at different stages.
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 06:29:02 AM »
Bromo yellow

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020, 06:00:51 AM »
suswa sandplover

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2020, 06:03:06 AM »
Grandiflora yellow lip- reminds me of creme eggs

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 06:04:29 AM »
San salvador

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 10:48:08 PM »
Oh, wow.  I really like Suswa Sandplover.  I don't know of any coral pleiones available in the US.  Any chance you'll get seed from it?  I've grown pleione from seed before.

Jan Jeddeloh
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 08:28:09 AM »
Askia red petal

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 08:29:13 AM »
Krakatoa wheatear

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 08:31:14 AM »
More suswa sand plover. I’ve never tried to make seed Jan.

 


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