Miscellaneous summer bulbs

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Tony Willis
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A late summer blooming orchid Pterostylis coccinea. This grows from small tubers and is dormant from about April to August

Mark McD
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Spectacular plant Tony; looks like they're made from spun glass.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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Some bulbs flowering here during the last month:

Biarum arundanum
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Stargazer'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

deesen
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Hesperantha huttonii

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

WimB
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deesen wrote:

Hesperantha huttonii

Nice David,

had never seen a plant from that genus. Where does it grow in the wild?

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

deesen
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Thanks Wim, it's from South Africa. Grown from seed from one of the Exchanges sown March 2008 and this is it's second flowering year. They are pretty easy and survived two winter dormancy periods in my greenhouse just covered with a couple of layers of fleece in a tray under the staging. Two pretty bad winters too by South West England standards.

There are a number of species some of which are summer growers with similarities between them. Ian Young grows Hesperantha baurii in the open in Scotland but mine are under glass.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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