South African Bulbs

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RickR
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Roland, I was thinking of the Scadoxus.
  Did the leaves just die off off the first flower head?

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

bulborum
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For scadoxus the same
first the first flower without leaves
then the leaves came
and later the second (smaller) flower

Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus Piet Retief start flowering
Impossible but I overlooked the flower-but
it was hidden behind one of his large leaves

Roland

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Michael, how big is that Androcrymbium?

The outer petals(or bracts)from tip to tip is 15cm.

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This may not even be South African, but.. a friend is growing this from seeds labelled Anomatheca verrucosa, but he doesn't think that's right, any ideas?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Hesperantha baurii ??

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Thanks, Roland, I will pass along that suggestion..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Howey
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Roland - I have one South African bulb, Haemanthus depressus, that has persisted indoors for me since I brought it home in 1992.  Flower not very photogenic I think but the large pair of leaves are utterly spectacular and cause comment all year round.  Fran

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I can't find anything about Haemanthus depressus
Are you sure the name is correct
or maybe it's a synonym
Can it be Massonia depressa
Can you post a picture from the leaves and flower

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One of the early Romulea --R. diversiformis.

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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The unusual Cyrtanthus eucallus for the first time in flower

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