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WimB
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Biarum davisii is flowering here now  :)

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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WimB wrote:

Biarum davisii is flowering here now  :)

Weird and cool; I like this light color one better than some of the dark ones.  Do the flowers stink?  I think I mentioned before that I tried a bunch of Biarum seed a couple times (some from Mike Salmon) but never had any luck with them.

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

WimB wrote:

Biarum davisii is flowering here now  :)

Weird and cool; I like this light color one better than some of the dark ones.  Do the flowers stink?  I think I mentioned before that I tried a bunch of Biarum seed a couple times (some from Mike Salmon) but never had any luck with them.

I think it's the most beautiful Biarum...Don't know about the smell, it's growing in the open and I've never put my nose in the flower  ;) but I have Biarum arundanum and Biarum bovei too and those are very smelly  :-X :-X

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Michael J Campbell
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Haemanthus albiflos with 21 flowers,I can't get them all in the pic,

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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Very well grown, Michael!

I've never seen one before, but from a little googling, yours seems to be a very nice form, too. 

Is it self fertile and thus set the purportedly showy scarlet fruit? 
How old is this plant?

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

Michael J Campbell
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Yes it is self fertile and I have lots of seedlings. I can't remember how long I have that plant but it must be at least 12 years.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Lori S.
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-4 deg C last night - the coldest yet, I think, in what has  been a very mild fall.  Update:  Actually -6 deg C, according to the neighborhood weather station.
Here is a couple of Colchicum 'Waterlily' in bloom:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Tony Willis
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this has proved to be an autumn bulb for me

Eucharis amazonica

Michael J Campbell
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Oxalis hirta 'Gothenburg

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Tony Willis
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Some Galanthus peshmenii in flower in Turkey last week

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