Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Fermi
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I hear you guys have already teed up another speaker from OS for next year!surprise

More flowers from our garden; firstly the delightful Zephyranthes primulina, grown from seed,

Zephyranthes primulinaZephyranthes primulina

And my one and only Acantholimon hohenackeri which I bought as a seedling years ago from a friend who has a side-line in plants when he's not inspecting cooling towers,

Acantholimon hohenackeri

cheers

fermi

 

 

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

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Fermi wrote:

I hear you guys have already teed up another speaker from OS for next year!surprise

There is a rumour going around Fermi  ........winklaugh

I grow the Zephyranthes however the Acantholimon hasn't a show in our cool garden.......

Here's an Iris currently in full bloom --Anyone have an idea of what species it is ? .Ta.

  Close up.

 

Rhodohypoxis do well outside here all year round and they flower for such a long period if the moisture is kept up to them when in bloom.Here's a bowl with a mixture of colours and it looks like the bees have been busy as I noticed yesterday this lovely coloured form.

 

 

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

Tingley
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Hello Dave,

I think you might have a fine specimen of Iris bulleyana there. It is on my wish list, since it will hybridize with the Pacific Coast Iris (same chromosome count 2N = 40  the hybrids are known as Cal Sib iris).  Check this link for comparison: 

http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/Spec/SpecBulleyana

 

 

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

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Dave your Rhodohypoxis hybrid is similar to Rhodohypoxis 'Joan', named after that great Plantswoman Joan McLaughlan by her daughter Jenny.

 

 

North Canterbury

South Island, New Zealand

Elevation 11metres

Fermi
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Hi Dave,

I like those rhodohypoxis - I'm still learning how to get them to persist in our garden - I think they need more water than I'd given them previously - I'm starting again with a potful from a friend in Kyneton. And that Iris bulleyana is lovely - but then I like all irischeeky

This is a newly established Emu bush in one of our "almost xeric" raised beds, Eremophila calorhabdos, "Red Rod"

Eremophila calorhabdos

cheers

fermi

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

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Tingley wrote:

Hello Dave,

I think you might have a fine specimen of Iris bulleyana there. It is on my wish list, since it will hybridize with the Pacific Coast Iris (same chromosome count 2N = 40  the hybrids are known as Cal Sib iris).  Check this link for comparison: 

http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/Spec/SpecBulleyana

 

 

Thanks a lot Gordon.

It sets plenty of  seed.Suggest PM  if you are interested.

Cheers Dave.

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

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Senecio 2 wrote:

Dave your Rhodohypoxis hybrid is similar to Rhodohypoxis 'Joan', named after that great Plantswoman Joan McLaughlan by her daughter Jenny.

 

Hello Stuart

Does R .'Joan '  open with a bit of white and then fade as my chance seedling is still strong with the colouring I posted above.

Cheers Dave.

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

Senecio 2
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Hello dave

 

It keeps its colour well. From memory Jenny circulated it as R."Bi-colour" before naming it Joan.

North Canterbury

South Island, New Zealand

Elevation 11metres

Toole
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Tetragonolobus purpureus raised from seed about 10 weeks ago is already in bloom .There are about 20 seedlings in the pot as I couldn't be bothered disturbing them upon germination......blush

 

The Australian Viola hederacea has put up a couple of flowers.

  

 

 

 

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

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Just a little taste of what we have seen here at our trip to Argentina. Have been an interesting and adventurous tour so far. Still 4 days left! So far we have seen more than 10 species of rosulate violas.

Viola vulcanica                                          Viola columnaris or a similar species

  

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

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