South African Bulbs 2014

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I had this "catalogued" in my mind as Moraea fugax but it's actually Moraea fugacissima, (syn Galaxia fugacissima)! very different in appearance,

Moraea fugacissima

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A flowering this morning, Gladiolus gracilis grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield, sown 6-6-2010,

Gladiolus gracilis

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A better pic of Gladiolus gracilis

Gladiolus gracilis

Gladiolus tristis opening its first flower

Gladiolus tristis Gladiolus tristis Gladiolus tristis

And a couple of lachenalias:

Lachenalia aloides "Green"

Lachenalia aloides "Green"

Lachenalia mutabilis

Lachenalia mutabilis

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Geissorhiza ornithogaloides grown from NZAGS Seedex 2010, sown 2011, first flowered 2012,

Geissorhiza ornithogaloidesGeissorhiza ornithogaloides

Also from NZAGS Geissorhiza receievd as G. inflexa but probably Geissorhiza aspera

Geissorhiza maybe aspera

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Bulbinella triquetra is a dainty little thing from South Africa

Bulbinella triquetra

Bulbinella cauda-felis has pink buds opening to white flowers

Bulbinella cauda-felis

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Some more spring flowering South African geophytes:

Babiana cedarbergensis

Babiana cedarbergensisBabiana cedarbergensis

Moraea bipartita

Moraea bipartita

Geissorhiza tulbaghensis

Geissorhiza tulbaghensisGeissorhiza tulbaghensis

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Hesperantha vaginata ssp stanfordiae

Hesperantha vaginata ssp stanfordiaeHesperantha vaginata ssp stanfordiae

The type species has striking black markings but this subspecies or variety is mostly plain yellow.

Previously I posted a pic of what I received as Geissorhiza inflexa but I thought might be G. aspera; now a second, shorter seedling has flowered and it appears to be different - I wonder if this is the true Geissorhiza inflexa? 

Geissorhiza- 2 types?Geissorhiza,maybe.inflexa?Geissorhiza,maybe.inflexa?

when I grew this years ago it was the red form but I seem to remember that it was upright like this one - any comments?

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Freesia sparrmanii is a dwarf species which is floriferous but sadly unscented; the second pic shows a comparison with a "normal" sized freesia

Freesia sparrmaniiFreesia sparrmanii with a typical freesia for comparison

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First flower opened today on Gladiolus virescens grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield in 2008!

Gladiolus virescensGladiolus virescens

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Weird and wonderful, Fermi!

...Claire

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Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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