South African Bulbs

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AmyO
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Lis wrote:

Mine took three years from seed to bloom, but the plants are still small. They'll be full size in another year or two.

I saw some seeds for 'pastel mix' Clivias advertised just now for $65 per seed. And I'm tempted! I must be nuts......

Yes Lis you are nuts!! I bought 6 seeds for a variegated form of Clivia for just $8.00 on ebay!! Give that a try....if you really, really need them!  ;)

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Hoy
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$65 a seed! For that amount of money I can go to London and back by air! And I do not have to pay extra for visiting the pub though ;) Right now a trip to London is $15! (+ some  taxes of course with Ryanair)

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

cohan
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For $15-- hmm, maybe I could drive to Edmonton or Calgary, 2.5 hours away (one way).... which is where I would find an international airport... any flight would be a lot more on top of that! Not to mention airport parking, which I'm sure is more than $15....And of course a return drive...

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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AmyO wrote:

Yes Lis you are nuts!! I bought 6 seeds for a variegated form of Clivia for just $8.00 on ebay!! Give that a try....if you really, really need them!  ;)

I didn't say I bought them!

I have a variegated Clivia plant, thanks. Grew that from seed too, although only one of the 6 seeds was variegated. Their offspring might show more and different variegation, though, so I'm impatient for them to bloom. The seeds take a year or more to mature on the plant, so patience is key! Then there will be 3-5 seeds per pod, 5-10 pods per stalk, 1-2 stalks per plant..... I'll have to move.

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

cohan
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I'd say getting one variegated plant from 6 seeds is pretty good! I'd have thought the odds would be worse... they must have really bred that variegation in!

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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Haemanthus coccineus

Initially two flowers without the leaves showing ,(I've cut off one of the faded blooms), --now another ,(immature), one with greenery coming away --you can just catch a glimpse of the beautiful markings on its stem.

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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Very nice pot Dave
congratulations

Roland

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cohan
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I just showed this plant in Image of the Day, Ledebouria galpinii, from seed Jan 2010, first flowering- just after emerging from a short winter rest..
very small plant, should have pretty pink flowers...

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

Michael J Campbell
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Romulea citrina

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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cohan
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Wow, bright! I'm more familiar with violet spp :)

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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