Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Mark McD
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Dave, I am smitten with Veratrum viride, green flowers are so cool. How tall does your plant grow?  I intend on growing more species of this genus.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Toole
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Mark McD wrote:

Dave, I am smitten with Veratrum viride, green flowers are so cool. How tall does your plant grow?  I intend on growing more species of this genus.

The plant reaches just over 1 metre in height Mark  .

Some other Veratrums, namely V.album ,nigrum and formosanum are also currently in flower here however I consider V.viride to be the most attractive of the bunch.......Hopefully it will set seed.wink.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Tim Ingram
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How long did Veratrum viride take from seed? We grew V. nigrum​ and it must have taken 7 or 8 years before flowering. As a nursery plant they are very difficult to get a fair return for but they are stunning plants in the garden. I think there is also a good yellow form of Veratrum album, and if you grow these you should also try Gentiana lutea. Really statuesque and exciting plants!

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Tingley
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Mark McD wrote:

Dave, I am smitten with Veratrum viride, green flowers are so cool. How tall does your plant grow?  I intend on growing more species of this genus.

I remember transplanting a few wild Veratrum viride into the family garden many years ago in New Brunswick (Canada). Just checked the USDA plant profile for it,

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VEVI   and it seems they haven't received reports from Nova Scotia. Will have to keep my eyes out for it when hiking this summer, in case it is actually here (which I suspect to be true).  Mark, you may be able to find it in Massachusetts.

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

Toole
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Tim Ingram wrote:

How long did Veratrum viride take from seed? We grew V. nigrum​ and it must have taken 7 or 8 years before flowering. As a nursery plant they are very difficult to get a fair return for but they are stunning plants in the garden. I think there is also a good yellow form of Veratrum album, and if you grow these you should also try Gentiana lutea. Really statuesque and exciting plants!

Hello Tim my records show seed was sown in 2006.

V.nigrum has proven to be a good grower here so much so I've managed to divide the mature clump a couple of times.

Here's a close up pic of the flowers of what I raised as V.californicum , however I have a suspicion it is V.album.Again this plant has been divided .

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Toole
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A couple of unknown Lilies ..........

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Going incognito don't seem to harm them!

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

Fermi
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Nice lilies, Dave.

We're in the middle of another heat wave! But the Urginea maritima seems to enjoy it, coming up to bloom despite a lack of watering in its vicinity. This year there's even a second spike,

cheers

fermi

Urginea.maritima.
Urginea.maritima.
Urginea.maritima.

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

Toole
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Colchicum 'waterlily'.

 

Tricyrtis macrantha and close up.    

 

Arisaema embrace.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Just 6 months behind me (or in front of)me if you prefer!). My Waterlilies don't flower before October!

I like that Tricyrtis macrantha, didn't know they were that relaxedcool Nice flowers too.

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

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