South African Bulbs 2014

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Fermi
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We have a number of romulea which we grow in pots because of the risk of them being dug up by the cockatoos which dig up corms in the ground of the weedy species which infest the area. This is a nice one I grew from seed from NZAGS, Romulea flava

Romulea.flava.exterior Romulea.flava.

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Another little South African bulb in flower now, Lachenalia kliprandensis,

Lachenalia kliprandensis

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fermi

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This seems a popular thread, i'd better keep posting picswink

Romulea sabulosa has brilliant flowers but they only open in bright sunshine and today's weather wasn't conducive to this, but at least one opened to enough to get a pic,

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S.A. bulbs are very interesting and I wish I had time and space to grow any. Have tried a few but they need more care than I can give them.

Romulea sabulosa is indeed brilliant!

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

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Hi Trond,

I certainly find them interesting as they do well in our climate!

Here are a few more:

Romulea hirta, Romulea flava (yellow form) - this came up as a volunteer in a crocus pot, Moraea macronyx, Hesperantha pauciflora (magenta) and finally another Romulea sabulosa - this one grown from seed from the NZ AGS Seedex,

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Romulea hirta
Romulea flava
Moraea macronyx
Hesperantha pauciflora (magenta)
Romulea sabulosa

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Gladiolus abbreviatus growing in a pot.

Previously known as Homoglossum abbreviatum,

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fermi

Gladiolus abbreviatus
Gladiolus abbreviatus

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Central Victoria, Australia
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I suppose only a true plant geek could love that glad.

 

Count me in!

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

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RickR wrote:

I suppose only a true plant geek could love that glad.

 

Count me in!

Me too Rick ....smiley

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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I'll let you know if it sets seed, Dave!

The frosts this year have put paid to some of the flowering on some slightly tender things like Pelargonium tristefrown and even Babaina odorata surprise.The initial buds on Babiana pygmaea were also taken but a few have now openedsmiley

Babiana pygmaea

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fermi

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A couple of Lachenalias now in flower:

Lachenalia concordiana

Lachenalia concordiana

Lachenalia bolusii

Lachenalia bolusiiLachenalia bolusii

Both grown from seed from Silver Hills Seeds many years ago,

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fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
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