South African Bulbs 2016

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South African Bulbs 2016

These Crossyne flava took ten years from seed to start flowering (probably because they were kept in a pot for half that time) but since then they flower regularly,

Crossyne flava Crossyne flava Crossyne flava Crossyne flava Crossyne flava

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Amaryllis belladonna is another regular late summer/early autumn flower in our area (and most of southern Australia!)

These are some seedlings which show some variation in shading

mixed seedling Amaryllis belladonna mid-pink seedling Amaryllis belladonna pale-pink seedling Amaryllis belladonna

This is a deep pink, almost cerise variety which was apparently raised in this area of central Victoria

deep-pink Amaryllis belladonna deep-pink Amaryllis belladonna deep-pink Amaryllis belladonna

No flowers yet on any of the white forms

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Nerine​ filifolia masoniorum in flower in a pot - it needs summer water to flower so early

Nerine filifoliaNerine filifoliaNerine filifolia

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Those anthers are huge!

They really add to the beauty that the flowers already have.  Too bad the foliage is so.... blah. LOL

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

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Another autumn blooming South African geophyte, Moraea polystachya, opened its first flower of the season today,

Moraea polystachyaMoraea polystachya

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Nerine rosea is a favorite as it survives our frosts very well,

Nerine roseaNerine roseaNerine rosea

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Now in Full flower!

Nerine roseaNerine rosea

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More nerines coming into flower:

Nerine fothergilla 'Major' (now subsumed into N. sarniensis, but is a little more frost resistant in our garden)

Nerine fothergilla 'Major'

Nerine 'Ariel' is an old hybrid which I got about 30 years ago and is fairly reliable in flowering most years

Nerine 'Ariel' Nerine 'Ariel'

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You need sunglasses to view that nerine, Fermi!

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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Some autumn flowering South African oxalis in our garden now:

Oxalis polyphylla v. heptaphylla

Oxalis polyphylla var. heptaphyllaOxalis polyphylla var. heptaphyllaOxalis polyphylla var. heptaphylla

Oxalis flava (mauve form)

Oxalis flava (mauve form)Oxalis flava (mauve form)

Oxalis hirta.(salmon form)

Oxalis hirta "Salmon form"Oxalis hirta "Salmon form"

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Another Oxalis grown more for its foliage than flowers, is Oxalis palmifrons,

Oxalis palmifrons in bud at 8:30amOxalis palmifrons in flower at 10:30am April 22Oxalis palmifrons in flower at 10:00am April 23Oxalis palmifrons in flower at 10:00am April 23

In our rock garden it does manage to flower each autumn, but it spreads too easily by stolons and needs to be confined!

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