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Author Topic: South American Bulbous Plants 2010  (Read 8975 times)

Gail

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2010, 08:05:00 PM »
Trichopetalum plumosum from a F&W collection. Short lived flowers on lanky stems but self fertile and sets lots of seed which is about it's only virtue!

Only virtue??  It is an extraordinary flower - wonderfully feathery!
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2010, 09:42:02 AM »
Herbertia lahue native to Chile and Argentina
Padova N-E Italy climate zone 8

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2010, 09:49:47 AM »
Love it 8)
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2010, 09:51:49 AM »
Thanks Angie
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2010, 09:17:06 PM »
Herbertia lahue native to Chile and Argentina


very nice indeed! irid i guess?
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2010, 10:17:35 PM »
Thanks Cohan
yes a Iridacea, the flower only little hours
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2010, 01:18:00 PM »
Can you tell us how to grow this Allessandro? I've had plants for several years but never had flowers so some tips would be great! Do you dry it out in summer?
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2010, 10:18:15 AM »
Can you tell us how to grow this Allessandro? I've had plants for several years but never had flowers so some tips would be great! Do you dry it out in summer?

Darren
I cannot help you, I have bought bulbs in October, they have gone in vegetation quickly, and now in flower,
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2010, 11:21:39 PM »
Herbertia lahue I know mainly from meadows near seashore in southern chile where summer is not very hot, so I would think it does not like overbaking  in summer.

Here a Rhodophiala spec. from seeds of lower parts of Teno Valley, Chile - R. pratensis?
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2010, 08:38:39 PM »
Thanks for the replies about the Herbertia - I will try a cooler summer.

First flowering at 9 years old for Leucocoryne vittata from a packet of seed obtained from John Watson at Alpines 2001. Note difference in size and colour!  I've been pollinating between them and hope for some seed. They have a delicious scent which reminds me of Cardamon pods and gives me a curry craving - not that this is hard to do.. :)

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2010, 12:27:32 AM »
I think Roma had a lovely pot of Leucocoryne at the Aberdeen show if not it was something that looked as lovely as your flower.

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2010, 11:13:54 AM »
I think Roma had a lovely pot of Leucocoryne at the Aberdeen show if not it was something that looked as lovely as your flower.

Angie :)
That's quite right, Angela; picture coming up in the show thread shortly! 
edit.... and Graeme Strachan had already posted one!  :D
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2010, 05:51:34 PM »
Roma's plant looks lovely.

L odorata from the same source (F&W in 2001) has also chosen this year for its floral debut. I only just now spotted the flowers reaching for the light on a 3ft stem as the pot was still in the dark under the bench with other seedlings. No picture yet but imagine the above only pure white. Scent is very similar.

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2010, 10:49:10 PM »
I though twice about posting this. I got interrupted during picturing this one by screams coming from the top end of the garden. The source was Mrs N. whose clothes line had broken and all the days washing was on the lawn. Of course, it was my fault not having replaced the clothes line when requested as "it will see me out will that one". It nearly didn't ;D But to get back, I see that my close up pic is actually a flower that is well past it's best so sorry, and if in the next week we are graced with another fine day I will try to get a better close up.

Gethyum atropurpureum from Hans J, thank you Hans.


Been browsing on threads I've not had time to follow, This is my plant this spring of the plant I think you were discussing it came with another name though, from Norman Stevens 6 or seven years ago and increaces steadily, also a tiny plant which looks as if it is related. I think they would both grow outside

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2010, 11:07:12 PM »
Herbertia lahue native to Chile and Argentina


very nice indeed! irid i guess?
I grow Herbertia lahue in plastic long toms planted deep with leafmould alongside evansia Iris. It flowers in summer and is nearly evergreen, it had started its new seasons growth about 3 weeks ago when I repotted it, it likes a moist summer and a dryish winter