South African Bulbs

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Fermi
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RickR wrote:

The scape seems a bit shorter than most Nerines?
How tall is it?

Hi Rick, probably just the angle I took the pic :-[
The scape is a typical nerine height - about 14 inches I think,
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Michael J Campbell
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Geissorhiza aspera
Hesperantha Vaginata
Hesperantha cucullata

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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RickR
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Michael, I remember you (or someone) posting a similar pic of Hesperantha vaginata before, and the flower's Wow factor is no less.  Are all (translate: most) members of the species as vividly colored?  Never mind.  I just googled images and see that they do, but yours seems to have just the right mix of contrast.  Or, maybe it's the photographer(?)! :o

At first glance, the Hesperantha cucullata might almost pass as a gladiolus sp.! 

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

Michael J Campbell
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Was this the pic.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Mark McD
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Michael, that plant (Hesperantha vaginata) certainly has the "wow factor". Sending the plant name through Google Images, I see that in some forms there are no dark marks at the end of the petals, and others do have those marks.  Cool plant species!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Longma
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Freesia viridis

I don't grow many bulbs from South Africa, but fortunately this one doesn't take up much space !! ;D

I read that it sets seed prolifically, but can anyone advise please if any assistance is required for this to happen?

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Michael J Campbell
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Moraea atropunctata
Moraea aristata.x 2
Gladiolus cunonius
Gladiolus carinatus.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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RickR
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Some very nice specimens, Michael.

  Especially the Moraea aristata with its plicata edges and the G. carinatus

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

Hoy
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Lovely flowers Michael!
How long does each flower of Morea stay open?

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

Michael J Campbell
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From one to about  five days, each one has a  different time.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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