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Hoy
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I would say prima!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Hoy wrote:

That's a special plant, Dave! I wouldn't say it leaps to the eye but it has a modest kind of charm! I like it ;)

Same here Trond.

Here's the Solaria, (pic taken today),at full flowering --i 'jumped the gun' on my earlier posting  ;D

bulborum wrote:

beautiful Dave

I bought a few bulbs last year
they are dormant now
no idea when they flower
but calculating it must be somewhere in March
or with bad luck the year after

Roland

Roland --spring flowering i understand and a good multiplier.

cohan wrote:

Very cool, Dave! Never heard of this one...

Thanks Cohan.
Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Good picture from the plant Dave
it seems they are a little perfumed ;D

Roland

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I gave a presentation to our local alpine garden group last night Roland .

Had a box full of display plants, including the Solaria, beside me ,framed tight on the floor of the front passenger seat between the laptop and projector --was only a 10 min ride but i had to wind down a window to try and clear the air   :rolleyes:....
I also took a couple of clothes pegs with me and a note warning their use was recommended if viewing the plant at close quarters........ ;  ;)  ;D

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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How tall is it now, Dave? and what sort of culture does this need?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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It is an amazing plant!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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cohan wrote:

How tall is it now, Dave? and what sort of culture does this need?

Hello Cohan

Sorry for the delay in replying ---I've just seen your question.

My plant has a single long leaf with the flowering stem about 25cms in height.
The individual stems holding the flowers are starting to bend meaning the flowers are taking on a beautiful nodding effect .

From an area in Chile that has mild wet winters and is dormant in summer.

Although i grow it in a pot outside uncovered all year round I've been careful on how much summer moisture it receives ....so i 'throw' the pot on its side under the edge of the bush canopy.

Hopefully it will set seed --i've been playing with being a fly --well my brush has  ;) Let me know if you are interested  --although in your condtions i presume it would need to be grown inside ,in a well ventilated area..... ;D

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Toole wrote:

cohan wrote:

How tall is it now, Dave? and what sort of culture does this need?

Hello Cohan

Sorry for the delay in replying ---I've just seen your question.

My plant has a single long leaf with the flowering stem about 25cms in height.
The individual stems holding the flowers are starting to bend meaning the flowers are taking on a beautiful nodding effect .

From an area in Chile that has mild wet winters and is dormant in summer.

Although i grow it in a pot outside uncovered all year round I've been careful on how much summer moisture it receives ....so i 'throw' the pot on its side under the edge of the bush canopy.

Hopefully it will set seed --i've been playing with being a fly --well my brush has   ;) Let me know if you are interested  --although in your condtions i presume it would need to be grown inside ,in a well ventilated area..... ;D

Cheers Dave.

Thanks, Dave, definitely it would be indoor culture for me! My biggest drawback is light-- I try to grow some sun-lovers indoors, but those spots are limited...lol  Although, I think I need to set up some lights anyway for the SA wintergrowers I have from seed now...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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I've noted my diary Cohan.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

cohan
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:)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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