South African Bulbs 2014

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Fermi
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South African Bulbs 2014

I thought I should start a new topic as the previous Sth African Bulbs Thread seems to have 3 identical pages at the end!

The main flowering of South African Bulbs at present are the Amaryllis belladonna cultivars - most likely they are hybrids with other amaryllids,

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fermi

cerise Amaryllis belladonna
Amaryllis belladonna seedlings in flower
Amaryllis belladonna Picottee form
Amaryllis belladonna - stripey
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Another couple of Amaryllis belladonna seedlings - one nearly white, one a mid-pink,

near white and mid-pink Belladonna Lilies

cheers

fermi

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Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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Crossyne flava is another South African amaryllid - a week ago there was no sign of it above ground, today it's in full flower!

Crossyne flava Crossyne flava

cheers

fermi

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

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I'm a little jealous, Fermi! I have tried Amaryllis belladonna outside here but they dislike my climatefrown

At the moment I have only one South African bulb in flower  (inside) - a quite ordinary Clivia miniata - but I like it!

 

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

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Trond,

that's still a good clivia no matter how varied the hybrids get.

In our garden the hardiest of the nerines are in flower:

Nerine "fothergilla Major" (now considered a form of N. sarniensis

Nerine fothergilla Major Nerine fothergilla Major

The smaller and brightly colored Nerine rosea

Nerine rosea Nerine rosea

cheers

fermi

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

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Fermi, it looks like those red nerine bulbs are at the soil surface !?

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

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Hi Rick,

yes, this clump started with 3 bulbs planted about 10 years ago and as they multiply and "clump up" they tend to push themselves out of the ground. When replanting, the "neck" of the bulb should be left exposed,

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fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
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Oxalis flava (mauve form) does well in our garden without getting out of hand!

cheers

fermi

Oxalis flava mauve form
Oxalis flava mauve form

Fermi de Sousa,
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A few Moraeas.

Moraea tulbagensis x 3.

Moraea villosa

Moraea aristata

Moraea tulbagensis
Moraea tulbagensis
Moraea tulbagensis
Moraea villosa
Moraea aristata

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Moraea vegata

Moraea atropunctata

Moraea vegata
Moraea atropunctata

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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RickR
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Spectacular, Michael.

I never knew there would or could be color on the petal undersides until I spied it in your M. aristata pic.!

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

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