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Fermi
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Michael, I love all those moraeas!

David, did you grow that hesperantha from seed? How long did it take?

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I did indeed Fermi. Seed was sown in January 2008 and my records show first flowers in July 2009.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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With the three marked, lower petals of that Babiana, it makes one think of the Gladiolus genus.

 

Very nice, both of them.

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

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Rick,

it does have the look of a gladdie at the initial flowering stage.

Here it is a week later

Babiana spathacea

Here is a little gladdie which is quite common in Melbourne but I've only just got it back here in the country,

Gladiolus carneus

Gladiolus carneus

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We've had a clump of the Ixia viridiflora hybrid known as "Teal Blue" or "Amethystina" for quite awhile in our Rock garden

Ixia teal blue

and now some of the self-sown seedlings are showing a bit of variation in color,

ixia pinky-purplepale blue large purple eyevery pale blue pale blue small purple eyewhite, small dark eyewhitepale blue, small purple eye

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fermi

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RickR
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Wow, now those are some long floral tubes!  Like a crocus!

 

But I think more like F. laxa 'Joan Evans'.  Alba seems to be pure white, but I'm only a novice here.

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

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Novice or not, I think you/re right, Rick smiley

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Galtonia regalis now in bloom (I believe some taxonomists have lumped them in with Ornithogalum!)

Galtonia regalis

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