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Hoy wrote:

Very nice, fermi! They like it hot and dry in the resting period? I have some seedlings and plan to put them outside later - if I dare!

Sorry for the long delay in answering - I've only recently got back onto this Forum.

These rhodophiala are grown in a raised bed in the open in full sun and don't get watered over the summer when they are dormant; they also get a lot of rain in winter and survive light frosts here.

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Habranthus martinezii

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in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Tropaeolum tricolor grows in a part of the garden where we haven't had to do anything for it - except avoid disturbing it when it's emerging! I've been told that in the wild there's a bit of variation in color! I'd love to try to get some of the different forms if anyone has any seed to spare!

Tropaeolum tricolor

Another Bulb from the South is Leucocoryne; this was grown from NARGS Seedex 2006 as Leucocoryne vittata but it appears to be a hybrid as the striping is not as vivid as it should be; still very nice!

 Leucocoryne vittata Leucocoryne vittata

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Another leucocoryne - close to Leucocoryne purpurea but again probably a hybrid (the petals appear to be too pointy!)

Leucocoryne purpurea hybridLeucocoryne purpurea hybrid

This one opened it's bloom snuggled down in the foliage making me think it was a Tristagma/Nothoscordum! It's actually the gold Zephyranthes flavissima

Zephyanthes.flavissima.

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Lovely plants Fermi and David.  Please know that even if I don't respond right away, that I do enjoy ogling these beauties, as I'm sure many forumists do.  Really like the Leucocoryne species (and hybrids).

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Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Here's another South American - actually it turns out to be a hybrid between two Chilean species of Conanthera - C. trimaculata and C. campanulata

Conathera trimaculata x campanulata

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We grow a couple of the smaller Alstroemeria species in the rock garden but have these hybrid "Peruvian Lilies" in the borders where they appreciate a bit more water during the growing season,

Alstroemeria hybridsPink Alstroemeria hybrid

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Here's one of the dwarf species in the rock garden, Alstroemeria hookeri

Alstroemeria hookeriAlstroemeria hookeri

This sisyrinchium came from a SRGC Forumist, Santiago, as seed a few years ago - Sisyrinchium palmifolium

Sisyrinchium palmifoliumSisyrinchium palmifolium

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Fermi wrote:

Here's another South American - actually it turns out to be a hybrid between two Chilean species of Conanthera - C. trimaculata and C. campanulata

 

Here's the first conanthera which I grew from Seedex seed many years ago - Conanthera campanulata, one of the parents of the previously shown hybrid,

Conanthera campanulataConanthera campanulata

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We got this bulb years ago from Murray Cubis of Discovery Bulbs as Habranthus 'Russell Manning'; I think it is a form of Habranthus robustus,

Habranthus robustus Habranthus robustus

The flower can be as large as an individual Amaryllis belladonna bloom but on a much shorter stem; as you can see from the pic it flowered a few days earlier and there's already a sizeable seed-pod formed!

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