South African Bulbs

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South African Bulbs

This is one of the last Nerines in flower
Nerine undulata syn. N. crispa
thanks to the cold weather I think

Roland

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I like Nerine. I have one in a pot now and had some plants outside for several years. I suppose you grow yours outside?

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

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Most from my Nerine collection isn't hardy
just the N.bowdenii and N.bowdenii alba survive here the winter outside
I test next year N.undulata

Roland

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Here a picture from my South African seed-pots
all seeds came in the last two weeks

Roland

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Lina Hesseling
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Dat ziet er geweldig uit, Roland! :D
This looks great, Roland!
In future a lot of plants to sell in Beervelde, Belgium.

Groeten, Lina.

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Hello Lina

Also welcome here
two newbies together  ;D

It will take some years for they are large enough for the Beervelde plant-show
but for the future I hope to bring some in spring
For the autumn My stand is full with other bulbs

here some other S. Africans which start flowering
Massonia pustulata
Massonia echinata

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I just got in seeds from Whiteheadia bifolia
also called Massonia bifolia
not sure what is the newest name

intriguing plant , it grows in arid winter-rainfall areas of South Africa

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to complicated to show

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In this time of the year there isn't that much flowering
maybe an idea to post pictures from the seeds I bought
The pictures are from the companies where I bought the seeds
If you want to know where I bought seeds ,
just PM me and I mail you the addresses
or if it is allowed I place the sites here

Roland

First gladiolus grandiflorus
babiana tubulosa
Gladiolus flanaganii
Babiana angustifolia
Geissorhiza radians white form
Gladiolus robertsoniae

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to complicated to show

Roland

Moderator note:  the simple steps of indicating "fair use" when posting copyrighted photos by others, were supplied numerous times (state "fair use", include a link to the source site).  Roland feels this is too complicated and subsequently deleted the photos.  Since many single messages showed someone else's copyrighted photos one at a time without commentary, once the forumist deleted the photos, the empty posts no longer made sense, so all empty messages were deleted accordingly to eliminate confusion for forumists.  sigh :(

I don't know the source of the unattributed photos in this topic, so can't provide URLs to the source images  :(

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I have many Gladiolus flanaganii seedlings again, after I forgot to bring in the first batch of dormant bulbs for the winter.  (They froze, of course.)  They are very vigorous and easy, and I think they are a summer growing species.  The G. grandiflorus and G. robertsoniae are very full flowered for a gladiolus species, and beautiful, too.  Are they summer or winter growing? 

Gladiolus flanaganii and G. permeabilis, second year seedlings in 3.5x5 inch(9x13cm) pots.

             

My first foray with Geissorhiza was very successful, sort of:
The seed of G. bracteata and G. heterostylus germinated very easily at 70F, and seedlings seem pretty carefree.  But a month or so down the road I was very neglectful and killed them all.  :(
Roland, the Geissorhiza radians is especially captivating!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Pity for the Geissorhiza
Didn't the small bulbs survive ??

For the gladiolus I think they are winter growers
I have to look in the books
most of the Gladiolus I seeded last year

are above the ground already
The seeds from the G. grandiflorus and G. robertsoniae
where difficult to find

Roland

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bulborum wrote:

Pity for the Geissorhiza
Didn't the small bulbs survive ??

This was a few years ago, and I had moved pots to a temporary safe place (a closet) while I was entertaining the extended family for a holiday get together.  Then completely forgot about them.  A month plus later, I did look to find any surviving tiny bulbs, but didn't see any.  Not expecting every single seed to germinate, I planted way to thickly anyway, and the pots were like instant turf.  I am sure this didn't help matters...

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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