South African Bulbs 2015

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RickR
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I have to say, too, that these last few posts of yours, Fermi, are particularly spectacular!

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

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[quote=RickR]

I have to say, too, that these last few posts of yours, Fermi, are particularly spectacular!

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Thanks,Rick,

I'm only showing you the good ones!cheeky

Here are a few more:

My fave babiana, Babiana pygmaea

Babiana pygmaeaBabiana pygmaea

Lachenalia bolusii

Lachenalia bolusiiLachenalia bolusii close-up

Gladiolus abbreviatus

Gladiolus abbreviatus

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fermi

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

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Lachenalia mutabilis is now starting to flower

cheers

fermi

 

Lachenalia mutabilis

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

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At the Kyneton Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show last weekend I saw a nice potful of Lachenalia aloides, better than I can grow here!

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fermi

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

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Lachenalia orchioides var glaucina is an old favorite, received from some venerable gardeners in our club who have since passed away

Lachenalia orchioides var glaucina

Lachenalia contaminata in the rock garden

Lachenalia contaminataLachenalia contaminata

Moraea aristata in a sand bed with Crossyne flava

Moraea aristata

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fermi

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Lori S.
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Wow!  What exotic beauties!!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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[quote=Lori S.]

Wow!  What exotic beauties!!

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There's more to come, Lori!

This is a species of "orchid gladdie", Gladiolus virescens

Gladiolus virescensGladiolus virescens

Also quite exotic looking is Babiana ringens which has evolved a perch for the birds which pollinate it!

Babiana ringensBabiana ringens

cheers

fermi

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Lori S.
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Wonderful and extraordinary!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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This gladdie is certainly wonderful and extraordinary, Lori. I got it recently from Greg Boldiston, Longinomus Plants, Romsey.

It's Gladiolus lilaceus and during the day its a dull reddish color and unscented,

Gladiolus.liliaceus.daytimeGladiolus.liliaceus.daytimeGladiolus.liliaceus.daytime

But at night it changes to a lilac-purple and is strongly scented!

Gladiolus.liliaceus@night-timeGladiolus.liliaceus@night-timeGladiolus.liliaceus@night-time

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fermi

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Cockcroft
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Hi, Fermi,

Does it go back to the reddish color in the morning?  That is too weird (but beautiful)!

...Claire

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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