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Rafa

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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2011, 05:46:36 PM »
Histro, I would said your Gladiolus is G. cunonius. Here they are blooming G. cunonius and G. splendes
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2011, 06:11:23 PM »
A nice Freesia, but not identified, any idea?

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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2011, 11:44:12 PM »
Can be corymbosa
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #63 on: February 08, 2011, 12:49:54 AM »
Rafa,

From the pics you posted (particularly of splendens).... how closely related are they to Chasmanthe aethopica var duckettii?  The flowers of the duckettii look so much like the petal arrangement on your pic of the splendens, and up until now they'd looked like nothing else I'd come across.  The splendens certainly resembles them more than it resembles any other Gladiolus?  I know they're the same family, but they are just so similar, yet different genus?  Or should I prepare for Chasmanthe to become Gladiolus one of these days?  ??? ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2011, 01:58:41 AM »
Here is Veltheimia bracteata in full flower.
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2011, 08:07:59 AM »
Can anyone tell me - is Eucrosia mirabilis a summer or a winter grower? I have a pot of healthy seedlings but don't know how to care for them.
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2011, 08:40:57 AM »
Hello Rogan

Here in France my seedlings got dormant in December

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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2011, 02:59:02 PM »
winter dormant for a long season
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2011, 06:13:45 PM »
Gethyum atropurpureum syn.Solaria atropurpurea flowering today on the greenhouse :)
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2011, 06:14:41 PM »
Gladiolus maculatus
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2011, 07:04:02 PM »
Both lovely Arnold.
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2011, 08:34:46 PM »
Beautiful pics everyone!
Took some pics of some southafricans today (which all came from very generous forumist ;))
Hesperantha vaginata, Daubenya aurea, Gladiolus watermeyeri and Lapeirousia silenoides.
Last one (as I know now ::) ::)) grows on granit in nature - here it is growing on lime so it looks a bit chlorotic - but it seems not to affect the vigor of the plant.
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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2011, 08:57:25 PM »
I don't have G. maculatus but as I remember from someone else's, it is lusciously perfumed. :D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2011, 09:26:48 PM »
Lesley:

I've read about the scent which is why I got this one.  I can't smell anything.

Perhaps in the evening.

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Re: South African Bulbs 2011
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2011, 12:41:46 PM »
I'm afraid your maculatus does not look quite right to me Arnold, which might explain lack of scent. Mine are nicely scented all day and are very early to flower (they have already finished here). I attach a pic. It does vary a bit but the red/brown speckly appearance is usual - sometimes the specks coalesce into poorly defined stripes.

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